The Nintendo Wii and DSi Store channels have been offline for a number of days, in line with a report from Eurogamer. Each retailers could have been down for as lengthy March sixteenth with no clarification from Nintendo.
A video from GameXplain reveals precisely what occurs when you choose the Wii Store channel — you’ll see a clean white display, adopted by an error code (209601) indicating community issues. The channel is down on each the Wii itself, in addition to on the Wii U, which is what GameXplain makes use of to entry the shop. In the meantime, the DSi Store spits out error code 290502, additionally signaling an lack of ability to connect with the store as a result of seemingly nonexistent web points.
Nintendo stopped permitting gamers to make purchases on the DSi and Wii Store channels in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Nonetheless, Nintendo nonetheless lets gamers obtain beforehand bought video games from each shops (not less than once they had been nonetheless on-line). When Nintendo first announced the closure of the Wii Shop, it warned that gamers can be barred from retrieving or transferring bought video games with the Wii System Switch Software in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, however by no means laid out a set date.
This has left some gamers questioning: has that point come now? It’s unclear whether or not each shops are down for upkeep, or in the event that they’ve been unexpectedly shut down. The Verge reached out to Nintendo with a request for remark however didn’t instantly hear again.