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Other Nintendo shutting down Wii channels and online services


Serious Gamer
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29 Jun 2012
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Eurogamer said:
Nintendo will discontinue a bunch of online Wii services in June, the company has announced.
You'll no longer be able to send and receive messages with other users via the Wii Message Board or access a number of Channel apps.
The big switch-off will happen in the UK on 28th June, Nintendo confirmed to Eurogamer.
For the chop are the Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel and Mii Contest Channel. The News and Weather channels were kept updated for more than seven years, sniff.
Notably, however, the Wii Shop Channel will remain open - for now.
"We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company's products," said Mario. "We apologise to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.
"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."
They seem a bit keen to be doing this. Not that it affects many here, as I dare say theres probably minimal Wii ownage (I used to have one and sold it). Seems to me like a strong arm sales tactic to get you to sign up for the Wii-U.:x


Senior Citizen
26 Jun 2012
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I don't think it really got used after the novelty of sending messages over your consoles web connection wore off.

But I agree, not liking the tactic.


Board Game Addict
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12 Mar 2012
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Blimey, there's a bit quick off the mark with this. Sounds like they have some ex-EA employees at the helm now with this tactic.