Today Nintendo pulled the plug on the Wi-Fi features for the Wii, DS, and DSi. This effectively removes online multiplayer from those platforms' games as well as matchmaking and leaderboards.
In case you're wondering: you can't just pop a Wii game into your Wii U or a DS game into your 3DS to get the multiplayer back. The shutdown affects all Wii and DS software regardless of what software you're using.
Certain online features weren't affected by the change, though. You can still use the Wii Shop Channel or DSi Shop to make purchases. Video-on-demand, likewise, is unaffected.
The move reflects Nintendo's focus on newer hardware like the Wii U, 3DS and 2DS. The Wii and DS now exist as offline, budget alternatives. Nintendo hinted at this strategy when they released the Wii Mini, a $100 model of the Wii without Ethernet or Wi-Fi support.
"We at Nintendo sincerely thank our fans for their continued support of our company’s legacy systems," the company said today. "Your enthusiasm for games made for these systems speaks to their longevity and the passion of Nintendo fans."
The full list of Nintendo-published games affected by the shutdown is below. You can find a list of every affected game, regardless of publisher, at Nintendo's website.
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Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Custom Robo Arena
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Fossil Fighters: Champions
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Mario Kart DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
Metroid Prime Hunters
Personal Trainer: Walking
Planet Puzzle League
Pokémon Black Version
Pokémon Black Version 2
Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokémon Pearl Version
Pokémon Platinum Version
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Pokémon White Version
Pokémon White Version 2
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Star Fox Command
Tenchu: Dark Secret
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Animal Crossing: City Life
Battalion Wars 2
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Strikers Charged
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Dr. Mario Online RX
Excitebike: World Rally
My Pokémon Ranch
Wii Speak Channel**
* - Services that require Internet communication ended on June 28, 2013.
** - As Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is required to use this title, it is no longer functional