While Nintendo ended purchases of Wii U and 3DS eShop titles a few months back, people have still been able to hop online and play their favorites games with online connectivity. Unfortunately, we now know the time to enjoy those services is limited.
Nintendo has confirmed that online play for Wii U and 3DS games will officially be turned off sometime in April 2024. A specific date was not shared, but that will be conveyed at a later time. This decision means that online play, internet rankings, and data distribution will no longer function.
Nintendo did point out that Pokémon Bank will continue to function, but said that service could end as well at some point.