Call of Duty Online Services Discontinued for Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS

Online services on the Nintendo Wii hosted by Nintendo and Gamespy, which included all first party games, channels, and the message board, ended a whopping 10 years ago in 2013, but third-parties have been able to continue services since then, such as Netflix, which was useable on the console until early 2019.

The longest running of all online services post-Nintendo’s 2013 shut down has been Activision’s Call of Duty series, which were usable until just yesterday, when they were promptly taken offline without warning.

It’s both surprising and impressive that, while small, there was still a cult group of players enjoying these titles online into the modern day. Reddit user kevinthetanqw and Twitter user Racerize were the first to realise this when they tried to log on to play on the Wii, which was later followed by a confirmation that the DS games are now also offline, thanks to Twitter user SailorPalutena.

Activision haven’t given an official statement on the matter, though the discontinuation will no doubt be due to dwindling player numbers over the years.

Interestingly, it has been 10 years since the last Call of Duty title arrived on a Nintendo console, Call of Duty Ghosts for Wii U, but the recent Microsoft acquisition has promised future Nintendo systems will once again enjoy new iterations of the series.

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