Nintendo DS / Nintendo DS Lite Online Features and Functionality

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which provides most online functionality for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite software titles, was discontinued.

This included the following functionality:

  • Online play and matchmaking
  • Leaderboards and tournament data
  • Sharing of user generated content (ghost data, user created levels)
  • User exchange of in-game items or characters (Global Trade Station)
  • Free add-on content or downloads (new levels, in-game items, Mystery Gifts)

Attempting to use the functionality listed above will result in error codes and messages indicating that the service is down or has been discontinued.

For more details and to view a list of games impacted by this service discontinuation, click here.

Note: While most Nintendo DS online features are no longer available, if you need help using Nintendo DS Browser or Nintendo DS Lite Browser, please use the links below: