A little bit of sad PR was released today by Nintendo. As with all things, the Wii Shop Channel is coming to a close officially on January 30th, 2019.
Dear Nintendo fans,
As previously announced, the Wii Shop Channel will close for good on January 30, 2019. The ability to add Wii Points was removed earlier this year, but if you still have any Wii Points that you wish to spend, you must do so before January 30, 2019.
If you have any questions, please see our Q&A.
Please also note that as the Wii Shop Channel closure date approaches, remaining video-on-demand services on Wii will be ending as well.
Thank you for supporting Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.
Your Friends at Nintendo
If you were planning on hopping on there and downloading anything you still have a little over 3 months to do so! I might actually need to get on there and get some goodies from the Virtual Console!
This is, as stated earlier, sad news but we couldn’t really expect Nintendo to keep it going now that we are two consoles out from the Wii. Hopefully a lot of these titles (talking about the Virtual Console ones) make it over to the Switch sooner rather than later.
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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom. He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer. He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.