Article By Laura Hendrix
With the fifth anniversary of the release of the 3DS, Nintendo has announced closing the Nintendo DSi Shop in 2017. Nintendo DSi Points may still be added until September 30, 2016 and content may be purchased in the shop until March 31, 2017. Nintendo adds that “most Nintendo DSiWare will continue to be sold in the Nintendo eShop on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family,” assuring that while purchased content may not be downloadable in the future, new and existing content may be downloaded. Customers are encouraged to transfer purchased content to the Nintendo eShop.
This announcement foreshadows the unveiling of the newest Nintendo platform later this summer. The platform, still under the production title “NX”, reportedly will be a link between the handheld platforms and the home consoles. In addition, Nintendo sent out software development kits for the NX in October 2015 for trusted game developers and companies like Square Enix to build from. Though Nintendo is keeping the NX under heavy secrecy, more and more signs arise that they are ready to shift gears and make changes for the better, ready yo make the evolution from vintage gaming system to a new age entertainment company.