- YouTuber “The Completionist” buys every single title on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS in his latest video in the wake of 3DS and Wii U eShops shutting down next week.
- The total amount spent on this endeavor was $22,791, including a total of 2,413 games.
- The Wii U and 3DS eShop itself will shut down next week on 27th March.
A YouTuber by the name of “The Completionist” bought every single title on the Wii U and 3DS before the inevitable shutdown of the eShops next week. The entire process was featured in an impressive video showing off how he bought all of the games and how much it actually cost him in total, and the size of the fully downloaded library.
The total number amounted to 866 Wii U titles and 1,547 3DS titles. This includes all titles, including DSiWare, Virtual console games, and all DLC. The total price for every Wii U title amounted to an extreme $9,673, while every 3DS title amounted to $13,118. Further fun tidbits include the fact that every single Wii U game combined is around 1.2 Terabytes, while the entire 3DS library weighs 267 Gigabytes.
The Completionist is a channel that is focused on reviewing games after getting 100% completion on them. The videos go into detail about the process taken to complete the games as well as how the experience of actually completing them was. This particular video features the process of buying out the entire Wii U and 3DS eShops and how it was accomplished.
Nintendo announced early last year that the eShops for the Wii U and 3DS were getting shut down as they moved on from those consoles and instead put their whole focus on the Nintendo Switch. The store is set to shut down next week on March 27th, which has led to an influx of players buying as many titles as possible for preservation purposes.
Just as many players have undertaken the path of hacking their consoles and getting their games for free. Since these games are not going to be available via any reasonable means, the only option left for most players is to get most games at overtly expensive prices through eBay or Amazon, which is entirely unreasonable as far as I am concerned.
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