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Super Mario Maker being removed from Wii U eShop, course uploading set to be discontinued

*sad mama-mia noises*

4.02 million people own the original Super Mario Maker for Wii U, but how many actually still play it? With the sequel having been released for Switch last year, Nintendo has decided to pull the plug on it's predecessor.

First, the game will be removed from the Wii U eShop on January 13th, 2021. It will still be downloadable for those who have purchased it, but future sales will be prohibited. Then, on March 31st, 2021, the same day that Super Mario 35 and Super Mario 3D All-Stars are being yanked from the Switch eShop, Nintendo will terminate the ability to upload courses to Super Mario Marker. It's been a good 5 years, but it's time to say, as Mario himself would put it, "bye-bye."

Discontinuation of certain services

From March 31st 2021, it will no longer be possible to upload courses in Super Mario Maker for Wii U. On the same day, the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website will also close.

It will still be possible to play courses uploaded before the service discontinuation.

In preparation for the discontinuation of these online services, Super Mario Maker for Wii U will be removed from sale on Nintendo eShop on January 13th 2021. It will still be possible to redownload the game after this date.

There is no impact on Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch.

We would like to thank all players for supporting Super Mario Maker for Wii U over the past five years.

Planned service end date: March 31st 2021

Please note that depending on the circumstances, these services may be discontinued earlier than the above-mentioned date.

Services that will end
- The ability to upload courses in Super Mario Maker for Wii U
- The Super Mario Maker Bookmark website
Due to this, the following features within the software’s Course World will also become unavailable:
- Updating the ranking of liked courses
- Looking up your bookmarked courses

An error message will be displayed when trying to access these discontinued services after their end date.

Comments

They should at least heavily discount it. The only reason I could guess they wouldn't is they don't want to give any reason for people to not move spend money on its more cumbersome sequel.

Some good things can't last forever. It is definitely time to say goodbye after five years. It still doesn't make it easy though as people have so many good memories of this game. The good news is that you have plenty of time to get a little more enjoyment out of it before the shut down.

Are they going to kill Super Mario Maker 2 in roughly 3 and a half years so? If it's fair enough for Wii U, it's fair enough for Switch.

The wii u is deader than dead. It was absolutely inevitable and expected especially when the sequel replaced the online community in a sense.

I'd say no. Simply because for them to can out the online, they have to can out the online service.

What if Mario is just retiring March 2021? No more Mario?

Coming in April 2021, all new Nintendo characters, Lario and Muigi.

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