Hundreds of DSiWare games reappear on Nintendo eShop after unexpected delisting

According to Delisted Games, a website that tracks games deleted from digital storefronts, almost all previously deleted DSiWare game titles have reappeared in the Nintendo eShop, affecting Nintendo DSi and 3DS handhelds.

This report comes in light of news early in the new year of approximately 250 of the 448 DSiWare games disappearing from the Nintendo eShop, with no explanation from Nintendo of America regarding the move. Naturally, this caused concern in the community, with gamers telling other DS and 3DS users.

At the start of this fiasco, the delisting only seemed to affect the North American Nintendo eShop, with Europe and Japan seemingly unaffected by the removal. However, on January 7, some of the titles began returning to the North American eShop. Fast forward to the present day, and only five of the 250 titles that originally disappeared are still missing. At this rate, one would assume that the remaining handful of delisted games could be back in the eShop in no time.

Meanwhile, 3DS users in South America and Central America have been unable to access the DSi and 3DS online store since July 2020.

Still, there has been no update directly from Nintendo of America regarding this situation, as speculation from the community continues to circulate. Nonetheless, the return of most of these games is a welcome sight for DS and 3DS users.

Timothy C. Mayo