Wii channel services shutting down on June 28 - Gematsu
Wii channel services shutting down on June 28
posted on 04.12.13 at 09:29 AM EST by (@admeady)
But the Wii Shop Channel will remain online and open.

Nintendo has announced that it will be shutting down several of the Wii’s online services this summer, resulting in the closure of several of the console’s channels.

Five channels, the Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, and the Mii Contest Channel, will be shutdown on June 28.

Players will also no longer be able to send and receive messages via the Wii Message Board, although Nintendo’s Wii Shop Channel is set to stay open.

“We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products. We apologize to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding,” the company said.

“The above services will no longer be available even if they are started up from the Wii Menu. However, services other than those mentioned above, such as the Wii Shop Channel and ‘Today’s Accomplishments’ on the Wii Message Board, will remain available.”

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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  • Richard Tooth

    Didn’t see that coming! Sucks if you use it.

  • weyou

    Please understand!

  • Gabriel Lage Pessoa

    Who on earth used that? It’s like if sony closed Ps Home, nobody cares

    • I know right

    • Elvick

      PS Home makes them money, because people do use it and BUY things on it.

      You not using it or liking it =/= no one uses it.

  • HeatPhoenix

    Seriously, the Wii message board too?

    • asfafaf

      re-read that, buddy-san

      • HeatPhoenix

        “Players will also no longer be able to send and receive messages via the Wii Message Board”


  • fireemblembeast

    This is kind of depressing. I mean, it’s not like I use it, but it feels like the Wii is slowly dying :(
    I love you, Wii! <3

  • almostautumn

    I wonder if I’m just getting old, but this stuff just happens way too fast for me. Be it hardware-basis like this, or just games with online– it really slams shut entire communities in a single, swift moment— this damn, apathetic modern world!!!

  • Kurisu Makise

    …Is this even acceptable? I can vaguely understand with the Forecast/News/etc channels. No doubt that takes some work on Nintendo’s side but… “Players will also no longer be able to send and receive messages via the Wii Message Board” That’s just…it’d be like not being able to send messages via PSN on PS3 just because PS4’s out. I had used those channels a fair bit in the beginning and with the last few releases of the Wii RPGs, I’ve got my Wii setup and ready to roll so I was hoping to enjoy them again until I made a decision concerning WiiU. Now I’m not so sure how I feel about Nintendo and their online services…

  • Well It makes sense because Nintendo was effectively competing with themselves by supporting the Wii for any longer, this must be their way of telling Wii gamers to move on to their new console, the Wii U.

  • AdamBoy64

    No! The Everybody Votes Channel!

    Used to log in every week to that thing.
    Ah man.

    The Mii Contest Channel had a great music theme.
    I think it was when you were viewing the gallery of Mii’s.

    It was such a wild sensational piece of music.