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RIP: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is now officially offline

by Daniel VuckovicMay 20, 2014

The plugged has now been officially pulled on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Nintendo DS and Wii games with online features are now reporting an error code 20110 with a message about the service being discontinued.

Some online matches are still running at the time of writing but for the most part all online features of DS and Wii games are now dead. All those poor Pokemon forever trapped in the GTS.

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was launched in November 2005 originally on the Nintendo DS with titles like Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land and Mario Kart DS. The Nintendo DSi Shop, Nintendo DS Browser and Nintendo DSi Browser will continue to operate and on the Wii the Wii Shopping Channel, Internet Channel, Youtube and Hulu are still around.

The closure of these online services is due to GameSpy discontinuing their services, many more companies than just Nintendo will and have been affected.

There’s a shred of good news here with fans already working on ways to get games and DLC available again with server emulators. Check out their progress here, you will need some homebrew tools to get it work.

RIP Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You were fun.

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19 Comments
  • guest
    May 30, 2014 at 6:32 am

    can you fix it on the wii for mario cart wii

  • sajki
    June 9, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Can Nintendo please, please, please, please, please, please bring back Nintendo Wi-Fi connection because now all the games are just getting boring without Wi-Fi connection. 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • June 12, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I NO RIGHT I DONT NO HOW I WISH I COULD PLAY IT :((((((((((((((((((((((((

  • Jgr12
    July 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Please bring back wifi connection I’m playing mario kart wii and its getting boring without the connection

  • Lisa
    July 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Boring without connection and very sad that technology moves on and the good things get removed. I don’t know who makes these decisions but it does not look good on Nintendo! Grrr…. I wanted to play Mario Kart Wii against the World! If they don’t bring WiFi back on the Wii, I will be looking at other brands when I update my console! :-/

  • Craxi
    July 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    How do they have no choice? Please explain.

    • Blazinvoid
      August 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

      The costs were high for keeping it up, and eitherway, GameSpy shut down it’s services at the same time. GameSpy was responsible for many servers for multiplayer games, including servers for Nintendo Wi-Fi.

  • Chelsea
    August 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This is so lame. I had nothing to do over the summer because they wanna do this. THEY THINK THEY CAN DO THIS TO ME. lol but no seriously it really sucks cause the computers are just too easy to beat.

  • August 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    we are IN mario kart i will play this online says error code 20110 no way you can play mario kart wii online

  • August 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    no way can u realy play mario kart wii online

  • zxman
    November 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I wanted to try and play then it went off. Now thanksgiving is not thanksgiving anymore! 🙁

    Nintendo you have to fix this!

  • lunasa22
    December 3, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I want it back because i cant acess shop on just dance 3 4 2014

  • Cameron
    December 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Stupid get wifi back!!!!! I wanna play online again because you get to get points and stuff BRING IT BACKKK!!!!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Please fix it as fast as you can I was always playing alone with CPUs and it’s boring so much thank you

  • Loui Diaz
    July 25, 2015 at 5:42 am
    The Bad

    These games are so boring can nintendo please bring back wfc for ssbb and pkmn games please i would be the happiest kid on earth

    BRING BACK WFC PLEASEE

  • ShadowMMOS
    April 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

    NOOOOOOO THERE IS A MEWTWO EVENT FOR POKEMON BLACK AND I MISSED IT NOOOOOOOOOOO! :'(

  • Noah
    September 6, 2016 at 7:39 am
    The Bad

    Nintendo WiFi

    Nintendo it all your fault that everyone in the world have quit nintendo cause you ended the wifi connection bring back the WiFi or you be reported as wrose game console company

  • noah
    September 12, 2016 at 6:01 am
    The Bad

    wifi connection bad idea

    they removed it cause gamespy servive shut down cause the cost to keep the survive Nintendo bring the wifi back now

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