The top 20 download cards after the announcement of the closure of the eShop

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Exactly one week ago, Nintendo announced that the eShops on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U will be closed. There was a lot of community opposition, but I don’t expect Nintendo to give in like Sony did.

And so it is that thousands of fans are now storming the eShops and wanting to secure their favorites. After a week, this will of course be reflected in the current graphs, which we have read for you below.

The charts offer a few interesting conclusions† On the one hand, they serve as renewed proof that the virtual consoles of the two platforms are small gold mines. On the Nintendo 3DS we also see very clearly that it is the most modern platform on which you can play a whole range of Pokémon games.

For example, the first generation will not be available on the Game Boy until after the eShop has closed. For this you not only need the hardware, but also one of the expensive modules. Furthermore, Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are very well received on 3DS.

The first 3DS special software can only be found at rank 10, with Pokémon dream radar. The first full-price 3DS title is Animal Crossing: New Leaf at rank 13. This shows that the 3DS eShop was much more than a digital store for 3DS games.

It’s similar on the Wii U. This also shows how valuable the Virtual Console is. Games like Minish Cap, Metroid Fusion and Metroid Zero Mission are cheap to play on the Wii U. Many noticed that again. Many generations of Zelda games are ubiquitous on Wii U.

In addition to Minish Cap, these are also Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. This is interesting because they are already available on Nintendo Switch. The same goes for Super Mario 64 and A Link to the Past, but not for Wind Waker HD, which also made it to the charts. The original GameCube is expensive.

On the other hand, some games like Affordable Space Adventures or Pullblox World, which will no longer be available after closing, are not on the charts. Xenoblade Chronicles X is also missing – but the fan community is still hoping for a Switch HD version. We shall see. Now let’s show you the current top 20 consoles for study.

The Nintendo 3DS Charts:

  1. Pokémon – Crystal Edition
  2. Pokemon – Yellow Edition
  3. Zelda: Oracle of the Seasons
  4. Zelda: Oracle of the Ages
  5. Pokemon – Gold Edition
  6. Pokemon – Silver Edition
  7. Pokemon – Red Edition
  8. Super mario land 2
  9. Pokemon – Blue Edition
  10. Pokemon dream radar
  11. Super Mario Bros. 3
  12. pokemon trading card game
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  14. Super Mario Land
  15. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  16. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
  17. Minecraft: 3DS Edition
  18. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  19. Kirby Blowout Blast
  20. Pokemon – Omega Ruby

The Nintendo Wii U Charts:

  1. Zelda: The Minish Cap
  2. Metroid Fusion
  3. Metroid Zero Mission
  4. Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  5. Metroid Prime Trilogy
  6. Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  7. Super Mario Advance 4
  8. mario party 10
  9. Zelda: Spirit tracks
  10. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  11. Super Mario 3D World
  12. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
  13. PaperMario
  14. Donkey Kong 64
  15. mario party 2
  16. Mario Kart DS
  17. Super Mario World
  18. Zelda: A Link to the Past
  19. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training
  20. Super Mario 64

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