The Final Stand of Nintendo’s Most Dedicated: The Last Players on Wii U and 3DS Servers

  • 12-05-2024 |
  • Taylor Jones

The final aficionado of Pokemon has executed their concluding log-off, while six enthusiasts persist in their efforts to maintain the Wii U and 3DS servers operational. A tiny circle of dedicated gamers continues to support the life of the Wii U and 3DS networks, despite the departure of a key enthusiast, with the ultimate Pokemon participant bidding farewell. This individual, known by the name Amanda, was actively participating in the Pokemon XY servers. GaffsNotLaffs, a Twitter user frequently updating on the status of these enduring gamers, reported, "Amanda has disconnected from XY. Pokémon has ceased to exist on the Nintendo Network. There are 6 known enthusiasts left on the Nintendo Network."

This scenario now presents two enthusiasts in Mario Kart 7, one in Super Mario Maker, another in Splatoon, and a duo in Xenoblade Chronicles X. They are the valiant, the select, the last six standing. It remains a possibility that other participants are out there, undiscovered, and anyone with the dedication to sustain a Wii U or 3DS game this long likely has already connected with peers sharing the same commitment. These resilient players have surpassed the 14-year-old record previously held by Halo 2 aficionados who remained on the fading OG Xbox servers for 25 days in 2010. The Wii U and 3DS diehards have reached 30 days and show no signs of stopping. It might come down to Nintendo directly terminating the servers hosting these steadfast players, but until such an event, the battle rages on. The enduring bond formed by the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U among players stands as their true legacy.