Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk shutting down on May 20th

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We have some unfortunate news today regarding online play in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.

On May 20th, Nintendo will be shutting down the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection servers which provide online play, leaderboards, and more in all Nintendo DS/Wii games. This includes the Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Pokemon, and Smash Bros games. More details below:

This means that as of May 20th it will no longer be possible to open your gate to invite visitors to your town, or visit other towns, over the internet in Wild World and City Folk. Local wireless play will still be available in Wild World.


I know personally for myself, and probably many of you, many fond memories were made in Wild World and City Folk playing online with friends. For a lot of players, Wild World or City Folk was their first introduction to the series, and it won’t be the same without any online play. It’s sad that it’s shutting down, but unfortunately it was inevitable eventually.


So if you want any last moments to experience those games online with friends, remember that you have until May 20th to do before Nintendo shuts it down for good! If you’re looking for people to play with before, feel free to use the comments section below to share friends codes to play either Wild World or City Folk before time is up.

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🙁 It’s kind of sad to find this out, I mean, I don’t wifi anymore on either game but it’s still sad to see it go.


It’s very sad Nintendo are doing this, but I guess with new leaf and stuff it’s just not worth it everyone has moved on to wii u and 3DS and it seems like ds and wii are just history now! They did this when all the Internet channels on wii were shut down and you couldn’t play on them anymore, that was sad to cus they just wanted to focus on the wii u and make it the best it can be which is great! But this could mean that they might be focusing for a new ac game probably… Read more »


Too bad, the games and the features that they have are some of the best that Nintendo has to offer.


Awww 🙁 I’ll miss this. I guess when something new comes out, they get rid of the old stuff. But I will miss it. This and Flipnote Hatena? Nintendo 🙁

laura burke

I HATE THIS! I only have one older game from the d.s (but i have 3dsxl). But im glad they didnt shut it down for animal crossing, new leaf! it the best there!


I have an autistic child and she LOVES playing online with my mom! This isn’t going to sit well in our house!!! Gee thanks for the upset that’s gonna hit!


If you have Wild World, you two will still be able to play together via local wifi! It’s just the online part that is being shut down 🙂


Put wifi back on NOW

The local wireless connection still works right? ;__; Dammit man