Nintendo Wii and DS online multiplayer to shut down

Most but not all WiFi multiplayer services to be shut down in May

Nintendo reported less than rosy sales figures last month with the Nintendo Wii getting its sales forecast slashed from 2m to just 1.2m

The Nintendo Wii, DS and DSi will no longer support online multiplayer for a large number of Nintendo titles after 20th May. Both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS are unaffected by the shut down.

Titles include Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Mario Kart DS as well as Animal Crossing: Wild World. To see a full list of the titles affected you can click the link here.

Nintendo recently announced that it would be revising sales figures for 2014 following lower than expected sales of the Nintendo Wii U. The company had hoped to sell 9m units by the end of the year but now believes it's on track to sell just 2.8m.

Despite the company's now predicted loss of £200m the Nintendo 3DS remains one of the best-selling handheld games consoles in the world thanks to predicted sales of 13.5m.