The lights are on
The Wii U is out so that means Nintendo is starting to phase out the original Wii. Starting in late June, several of the Wii's online services will be discontinued, so say goodbye to the Wii's News channel and Everybody Votes. We also hope you're not getting your weather reports off your console.
Nintendo released the following statement:
We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products. We would like to inform you that a portion of the network services offered through the Wii console will be discontinued starting June 28, 2013. We apologize to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.
Here's what will be going down on June 28:
This all means that Wii message exchanges via Wii Message Board, Mii exchanges via Mii Channel, and exchanges of messages or data in some game titles will no longer be possible.
How often did you use some of these services? Have you fully transitioned over the the Wii U?
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That's okay, I used those before, but didn't really do a whole lot with them. So long as Virtual Console stays intact, I'd be fine with this.
Not my weather and news channels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only the wii has the kick ass music so I can spin the globe for hours on end looking at the weather!
nintendo and online is a bad love affaire
I personally never use any of those, but given the slower-than-expected adoption rate of the Wii U, Nintendo should probably keep these services active until at least the end of the year for the users that do use them.
Granted, if you wanted the most wrong possible weather forecast, Wii Weather was the place to get it.
I've fully transitioned to the Wii U.
I have a Wii U so I'm all set.
Aw my husband will be sad. He loved playing with the weather map.
I've never even used any of these! Haha, only use the wii for single-player games usually.
As sad as I am to see those services go, I think the timing is good for Nintendo. I did use those services quite a bit, and I remember being really impressed by them when the Wii first came out.
I loved Check Mii Out. It was pretty awesome. But I have not played my Wii in such a long time that I had forgotten about it until today.
I'm sure Nintendo is aware how few people actually use the channels, especially now. I suspect they'll keep other services online until they hit equally low points.
I can understand all the others except the Nintendo channel. They would still have the oppurtinity to sell the Wii U and 3ds to people.
Sucks to suck.
i guess that means i can delete them and turn the wii connect 24 off then
I did enjoy Nintendo Channel, but haven't been on it in a long time.
Unless the Wii U comes out with some games I really want, I'm sticking with my Wii.