Nintendo has just announced that they will be suspending Wii services on June 28th, 2013. Though the Wii will still work as an offline console, the following channels will stop working after this date:

  • Nintendo Channel
  • News Channel
  • Forecast Channel
  • Everybody Votes Channel
  • Mii Contest Channel
  • Data exchange with Wii Friends
  • Exchange of Wii messages on the Wii Message Board
  • Exchange of Mii characters on the Mii Channel
  • Message / data exchange within some games will be disabled

However, all is not doom and gloom. The Wii Shop Channel and “Today’s Accomplishments” on the Wii Message Board, will remain available. This is unfortunately timing for those who just purchased a Wii Mini. Let us know what you think of this news below.


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  • @SheerANONYMOUS @maineventtv_aka @newgamernation can we still buy games for this?

  • @titopatrick @maineventtv_aka @newgamernation I would assume so. But most online services will have been shut down.

  • @titopatrick @SheerANONYMOUS @MainEventTV_AKA Yes you can still buy games and play them just fine. There will just be no online services.


  • @NewGamerNation @sheeranonymous @maineventtv_aka so I cannot use the wii points cards to buy games then

  • @titopatrick @SheerANONYMOUS @MainEventTV_AKA If you read the article, you’ll get the answer to that 😉

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    a yes or no would work just as good.