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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Is it kickin' the bucket then?
I really didnt use these when I didn't have my Wii U, now I never touch them. As long as they don't fade virtual console out before the Wii U Virtual Console comes out I'll be fine.
i have a wii u so its should get better for me then yes lol
I used to read the news on the Wii,found some hilariously tragic stories on there most of the time.
I used to use the Forecast Channel all the time, and still use the News Channel from time to time...better than cable news lol. The Nintendo Channel was really cool with all the Nintendo related news and updates, as well as the feature that allowed you to rate the games you've played. Check Mii Out was kind of neat, I've downloaded several Miis that look like famous people. I did get bored with Everybody Votes pretty quickly though.
I guess this is Nintendo's way of telling me to hurry up and get a Wii U haha.