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.