Misc Is there a backup for 3ds online?

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Since the 3ds is dying Nintendo will probably take down the online within a couple years or so, so is there anything similar to wimmfi but for the 3ds?
 

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I expect this to happen at some point in the not too distant future. WFC launched 2005-11-14 and was discontinued 2014-05-20, so it was up for almost exactly 8 and a half years. Part of this was due to the shutdown of GameSpy (WFC multiplayer was based on GameSpy), but it's probably not a bad analog for 3DS/WiiU NN shutdown. Nintendo Network for 3DS launched 2012-01-26, so our 8.5 year mark would be mid 2020; WiiU support launched 2012-11-18 putting us mid 2021 (but nobody cares about WiiU). Looking at it another way. WFC shut down about 2.5 years after NN launched; Nintendo Switch Online launched 2018-09-19, which would put the shutdown in early 2021.

tl;dr - Based on previous timelines, I would expect Nintendo Network (for 3DS and WiiU) to shutdown early 2021


Edit: On another note, it looks like somebody is already working on this: https://github.com/PretendoNetwork/Pretendo
 
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I expect this to happen at some point in the not too distant future. WFC launched 2005-11-14 and was discontinued 2014-05-20, so it was up for almost exactly 8 and a half years. Part of this was due to the shutdown of GameSpy (WFC multiplayer was based on GameSpy), but it's probably not a bad analog for 3DS/WiiU NN shutdown. Nintendo Network for 3DS launched 2012-01-26, so our 8.5 year mark would be mid 2020; WiiU support launched 2012-11-18 putting us mid 2021 (but nobody cares about WiiU). Looking at it another way. WFC shut down about 2.5 years after NN launched; Nintendo Switch Online launched 2018-09-19, which would put the shutdown in early 2021.

tl;dr - Based on previous timelines, I would expect Nintendo Network (for 3DS and WiiU) to shutdown early 2021


Edit: On another note, it looks like somebody is already working on this: https://github.com/PretendoNetwork/Pretendo
Wait don't the 3ds, Wii U, and Switch all use the Nintendo network for online stuff?
 

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