Nintendo is shutting down the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection effectively ending online multiplayer for users of the Wii and DS/DSi. Not to be confused with the Nintendo Network which currently powers the online play of the Wii-U and Nintendo 3DS, those will remain online.

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will shut down on May 20 which means that games will not longer work online. Offline features however, will continue to function as well as Wii apps like Hulu, Youtube, the online store and the built-in browser will all be unaffected.

While the Wii is definitely an older console and was replaced by the Wii U back in 2012 it continued to be popular with multiplayer games like Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart but was never the bastion of online gaming that competitors Xbox and PlayStation were able to create.

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[Via TheVerge]