The 3DS and Wii U eShop services are shutting down at the end of this month, which means you only have so much time left to buy all the digital games you can. YouTuber and video game media personality Girard “The Completionist” Khalil he took this to the next level by literally buying it each game available on these platforms.
The main driving force behind this idea was video game preservation – with the goal of “rescuing” every 3DS and Wii U digital title before they were lost forever. The mission seems to have been successful, but it comes at a cost, with the total amount of purchases 22,791 USD
“Lost media is very real when it comes to video game preservati on, ever since the industry started we’ve been at risk of losing games forever, that’s why this is important… it cost too much time and too much money, but it was absolutely worth it to save the game. “
Funds for this mission were collected with the support of sponsors. And at the end, 866 Wii U and 1547 3DS games (including DSiWare, Virtual Console and DLC) were purchased with 464 eShop cards. The whole
Of course, there were a lots of hurdles to overcome, from stores restricting eShop card purchases to Nintendo only allowing a certain amount of funds in a digital wallet. Some games even had to be completed before DLC could be purchased, making the whole process a bit of a nightmare at times.
The video documenting the entire journey is worth a watch, and 3DS and Wii U fans can now rest easy knowing that these games are saved when services shut down on March 27th. Thanks, Girard!
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