It would appear as though Nintendo has pulled the plug on quite a few DSiWare games that were available on the 3DS‘s eShop. The games taken down from the digital storefront only seem to apply for North America, but this could soon change if the European and Japanese eShop’s follow the same trend. It’s reported that over 250 titles have been delisted from 1st January and they all seem to be games that were released before mid-may 2011. There are, however, a handful of exceptions which are:
Art Academy: First Semester – Sept 2009Art Academy: Second Semester – Sept 2009Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr – April 2010Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon – Oct 2009Sudoku (Electronic Arts) – Oct 2009
There’s been no announcement from Nintendo or clarification as to why the above titles haven’t been touched, but if you’re thinking of grabbing any DSiWare games on the 3DS, and you’re not in North America, then we suggest you grab them sooner rather than later.