Owners of Nintendo Wii and DS who enjoy their Online services should make the most out of their time since Nintendo has announced that it will be pulling the plug on online multiplayer supports for the platforms on May 20th.

"As of May 20th, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will be discontinued and it will no longer be possible to use online features of Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii software such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards", said Nintendo.

"The Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop will not be affected however, and will continue to be accessible after May 20th."

This means that Titles such as Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, which offer an amazing online experience, will cease to work online from May 20 after shutdown of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Apart from just online multiplayer, the shutdown will also take down matchmaking and leaderboards.

However, here is a full list of things that will keep on working post May 20.

Internet Channel

Nintendo DS Browser

Nintendo DSi Browser

Nintendo DSi Shop

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play

Wii Shop Channel


The announcement has been posted on several Nintendo sites, including Japan, Australia and North America, meaning that the change will have a global effect.

For a full list of titles that will be affected by this change, have a look here.