Pokémon Game Boy Titles Dominate 3DS eShop Charts Ahead Of Service Closure

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As the curtains close on Nintendo’s last-gen consoles, the Wii U and 3DS, we’re left to wonder what will become of the extensive libraries of un-ported games that remain stranded on these platforms.

With the eShop for both consoles set to close in less than a week, on March 31st, those of us who have yet to migrate our digital purchases to a newer platform are left with a daunting task. How do we choose which games are worth saving?

For many of us, the answer is easy: all of them. But for those with more limited storage or less nostalgic attachment to their games, the decision becomes more difficult. There are, however, a few key titles that we believe deserve to be preserved.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Link’s latest adventure is not only one of the Wii U’s best games, but one of the best games period. Its massive open world and captivating story are rivaled only by its superb gameplay, making it a must-play for any fan of the genre.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Majora’s Mask is a fan-favorite Zelda game for a reason, and its 3DS remake is the definitive version. The addition of stereoscopic 3D and improved controls make for a more immersive experience, and the game’s unique time-travel mechanic is more compelling than ever.

Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is not only one of the best 3DS games, but one of the best platformers period. Its gorgeous visuals and innovative gameplay make it a must-play for any fan of the genre, and its co-op mode is perfect for those looking for a fun party game.


Splatoon is one of the Wii U’s most unique and addictive games. Its fresh take on the shooter genre is perfect for those looking for something different, and its wealth of content will keep you coming back for more.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the definitive version of the popular fighting game, and its extensive roster of characters and stages is perfect for those looking for a challenge. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a casual player, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a must-play.

These are just a few of the great games that are stranded on the Wii U and 3DS. While we may never see them ported to a newer platform, we hope that they’ll be remembered as some of the best games of their generation.

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