Wii Street U, the Wii U console’s Google Maps service, will be shut down on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. PST. Wii Street U launched in 2013 as a free downloadable app for the console; however, the service now costs $5. After March, all support and functionality for the service will end, and it will no longer be purchasable or downloadable.
The app allowed users to view a Google Map on the television screen while also seeing the actual street view on the gamepad. It was also possible to “travel” down the streets with the gamepad, as if physically walking along them. Nintendo’s cancellation of the service, following closure of another app, TVii, may indicate the gradual phasing out of Wii U support in favor of the company’s next home console, The NX.