Nintendo Already Shutting Down Original Wii's Online Services

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no_wiiWow that was fast, Nintendo has already set a date for which the original Wii’s online services cease to work. Why so soon? Well naturally they want people to buy the WiiU. I just feel a tad bit sorry for the people who still use their wii.

The channels will be switched off on Jun 28. The Today’s Accomplishments and the Wii Shop Channel will however remain active.



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

Note that this doesn’t directly affect online features in purchased games.