Online services for Wii being shut down in June by Nintendo

Online services for Wii being shut down in June by Nintendo

If you’re a Wii owner and haven’t updated to the new Wii U you’ll be soon to find out many features on the original Wii are being taken away. Why? Well of course it’s an older console and it was only a short time away from having this happen. If you’re looking to jump online and do much more you’ll have up till June of this year to do so. Nintendo has also provide the information below on what will be taken away.

We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products. We would like to inform you that a portion of the online services offered through the Wii console will be discontinued from 28th June 2013.

We apologise to those of you currently using these services.

The affected applications are as follows:

  • Nintendo Channel
  • News Channel
  • Forecast Channel
  • Everybody Votes Channel
  • Mii Contest Channel
  • Data exchange with Wii Friends*

* Exchange of Wii messages on the Wii Message Board, exchange of Mii characters on the Mii Channel and message/data exchange within some games will be disabled.

From 28th June 2013, the above services will no longer be available even if they are started up from the Wii Menu.

At least the online features such as the Wii Shop will still be there. I doubt many of us will upgrade until we see a sale on the Wii U or something better. In the mean time have as much fun as you can leading up to June.

Source: Nintendo

Avid collector of Funko Pop! items, Pokemon and video games. You may have seen my past work at SFX-360/DigitalNoob. When I’m not collecting great things I’m writing news, previews, reviews and running giveaways.

  • dubaloseven

    They really need to bring their Wii Shop to eShop. They have way more than any other console download service, and transferring it would print money by itself. Gotta love that nostalgia.

  • dubaloseven

    They really need to bring their Wii Shop to eShop. They have way more than any other console download service, and transferring it would print money by itself. Gotta love that nostalgia.

  • What About Netflix?

    • Netflix should be fine. It’s the services they have to devote money and manpower to that will be shut down.

  • What About Netflix?

    • Dustin Harley Davidson

      Netflix should be fine. It’s the services they have to devote money and manpower to that will be shut down.

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