Wii Shop Channel To Shut Down In 2019

by Lawrence Cooper September 30, 2017, 0:14
Wii Shop Channel To Shut Down In 2019

For the players to plan everything and organize their content, Nintendo shared some important dates. Games can only be purchased on the shop via points, so if you've had your eye on classic VirtualConsole games to play on the Wii U or Wii, now's the time to load up your digital wallet.

Perhaps the saddest part of the Wii Shop closing is the loss of the bop that is the channel's menu music, which has been the source of many a meme. Now that the Nintendo Switch has gained widespread acceptance as something that's actually enjoyable and successful, most of us have happily allowed dust to collect on our old Wii Us, assuming we've bought into the portable new toy already. The company indicated that it will also prevent Wii U users from entering and purchasing items in that shop. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their support. Wii Points are separate from any Nintendo eShop points you may have recently obtained to use with the Nintendo eShop. With that our digital games will no longer be available for downloads.

Nintendo will shut down the Wii Shop channel on January 30th, 2019, marking the end of an era for the service that first came online for Wii consoles in December 2006. Ten months later, on January 31, 2019, WiiWare, the Virtual Console, and Wii Shop Channel will no longer accept purchases.


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