After Nintendo announced it plans shut down the eShop for Wii U and 3DS consoles, the Video Game History Foundation made its objections known, accusing Nintendo of being “actively destructive” to video game history.
In a tweet posted by the Video Game History Foundation (VGHF), the association accuses Nintendo of funding lobbyists that prevent anyone from providing access to older games. The association understands that blocking commercial access is understandable, but stopping institutions like libraries from preserving antique titles is an act of destruction of video game history.
Our statement on the closure of Nintendo's legacy digital shops. pic.twitter.com/mG5GzuGH4G
— Video Game History Foundation (@GameHistoryOrg) February 17, 2022
The VGHF is asking Nintendo and other members of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) to reconsider their stance on this situation and work with other institutions to solve the pending issues.
Frank Cifaldi, the founder and co-director of VGHF, has also used their personal Twitter account to encourage people to pirate their own systems, creating backups to preserve the games they own. Cifaldi had already suggested the same for the PS3 after Sony announced it would close the store.
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