Nintendo of Europe has announced the discontinuation of the Wii Street U service, which is powered by Google. The service lets users explore the world of Google’ Street View simply by typing in an address and using the Wii U GamePad to look around the area in a 360-degree view. While originally launched for free on the eShop, it eventually went paid.
Now it looks like Nintendo is discontinuing the service in favor of moving their resources to other areas. Here’s the full announcement of the discontinuation, which will happen on March 31st. The app is being removed from the Wii U eShop entirely on January 31st.
[Reminder] The Wii Street U powered by Google service will be discontinued on 31/03/2016. More info: https://t.co/mrqOJxoZIE
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) January 29, 2016
Discontinuation of Wii Street U powered by Google
We sincerely thank you for your continued support of our company’s products and services. We would like to remind Wii U owners that as previously announced, the Wii Street U powered by Google service will be discontinued on March 31st 2016, at 23:59 local time. Once the service is discontinued, this software will not be usable.
To prepare for this, the software will be removed from Nintendo eShop at 23:59 local time on January 31st 2016. Users who have already purchased the software will be able to re-download it until 23:59 local time on March 31st 2016.
We apologise to those of you currently using this service, and we ask for your understanding as we focus our resources in other areas.