5 Wii Channels to be closed

Nintendo announced that they will be shuttering 5 of the Wii's channels on June 28th. The affected services are:

 

  • Forecast Channel
  • News Channel
  • Everybody Votes Channel
  • Nintendo Channel
  • Check Mii Out Channel

 

I knew it was all downhill after Nintendo Week got cancelled (sorry Gary & Allison)... but seriously, no one is surprised. Bring out a Wii Mini with no online features, then close down all the Wii online features. Makes sense.

The Wii Shop is safe for now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it disappear as well, once the Wii U gets its Virtual Console up and running.

via polygon

Posted on April 13, 2013 and filed under News.