Random: YouTuber spends almost $23,000 buying all 3DS and Wii U eShop games

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The 3DS and Wii U eShop services are shutting down at the end of this month, and that means you only have so much time left to buy all the digital games you can. YouTuber, streamer and video game media personality Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil has taken this to the next level by literally buying every game available on these platforms.

The main driver behind this idea was the preservation of video games, aiming to “save” all digital 3DS and Wii U titles before they are lost forever. The mission seems to have been successful, but it has come at a price, with the total sum of purchases 22,791 USD. Here’s a little bit of why he wanted to do this so badly:

“Lost media is very real when it comes to game preservation, since the industry started we’ve been running the daily risk of losing games forever, that’s why this matters…it took too much time and too much money, but it was It’s absolutely worth it for the sake of preserving the game.”

Funds for this mission were raised with the support of sponsors. And in the end, 866 Wii U i 1547 3DS games (including DSiWare, Virtual Console and DLC) were purchased with 464 eShop cards. The whole they occupied libraries 1.2TB on Wii U i 267GB on 3DS.

Of course there were a lot hurdles to overcome, from stores limiting eShop card purchases to Nintendo only allowing a certain amount of funds in a digital wallet. Some games even had to be completed before the DLC could be purchased, which made the whole process a nightmare at times.

The video documenting the entire journey is worth watching, and 3DS and Wii U fans can now rest easy knowing that these games were saved when the services shut down on March 27th. Thank you, Girard!

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