Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Mar 242023

The end of an era is upon us. On Monday, the 3DS and Wii U eShops will shut down forever.

Nintendo gave us ample forewarning, with the announcement coming a year in advance, but if you’re like me, you probably held out for some potential last-minute sales.

Capcom pulled through with a final 3DS eShop sale in North America. All of their 3DS games are on sale for $2.99 each, except for those that were published by Nintendo instead. This is a great chance to pick up the Ace Attorney games at an incredible price, especially since Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice are digital-only (and I loved both games).

NISA also put Culdcept Revolt on sale for $7.49 and RPG Maker Fes on sale for $2.99. I remember getting Culdcept Revolt at launch… and it’s still in my backlog. NISA has a somewhat more impressive sale in Europe due to the games they published there.

Finally, Gurumin is also on sale for $1.99. Although I played the PC version, not the 3DS port, it’s an easy recommendation at that price.

We’re only a few days away from the shutdown date, so I doubt any more sales are on the way. I’ve been making my final 3DS and Wii U eShop purchases, from games too expensive to pick up physically like Yo-kai Watch 3 and Dragon Quest VIII, to digital-only titles like the Parascientific Escape series, to virtual console titles like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky and Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

All in all, I ended up with a list of 15 games to pick up from the eShop, along with a couple physical 3DS games I ordered in anticipation of the prices shooting up once the eShop closes down.

If you’re still figuring out what you want from the eShop, I’ll repeat my recommendation of the Ace Attorney series. I still have hope Capcom intends to port the fourth, fifth, and sixth games to modern platforms, but there’s no guarantee. (Hopefully someday I’ll look back on this with the same fond smile as when I read my old posts where I was desperately wishing for The Great Ace Attorney.) For the Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles X is an easy recommendation, since it’s an excellent game stranded on the Wii U with no Switch port in sight.

What 3DS and Wii U games do you recommend people pick up before the eShop shuts down?

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  6 Responses to “Don’t Forget to Make Your Final 3DS & Wii U eShop Purchases”

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. I actually had no idea. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 with 90% off was probably the best I see on the EU side.

  3. […] Friday, we talked about our last-minute purchases, but now I’d like to take a look back at some of […]

  4. […] During the final days of the 3DS eShop back in March, you might recall me mentioning the Parascientific Escape series as being among my final purchases. […]

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