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Wii Shop Channel is finally coming to an end


Jason Clement

Nearly 11 years after its debut and two generations later, the Wii Shop Channel is finally being put to rest.

 

Nintendo made the announcement today that the aging storefront will officially close its doors forever on January 31, 2019. However, users will only have until March 27, 2018 to continue purchasing points to buy games with. After that, you'll only be able to use what's left in your account until the store is taken down for good.

 

The Wii Shop Channel's closing is not at all surprising at this point considering that Wii consoles have been out of circulation for a few years now, and the only other place to currently access it is on the Wii U (which also stopped being produced recently).

 

It's worth noting that there are a bevy of Virtual Console and Wiiware games that never made it to the Wii U eShop, so it might be a good idea to look through and see if there's anything you might want to pick up before the cutoff date for buying points ends on March 27, 2018.

 

Otherwise, it's been a good run for the little shop. We'll miss you, Wii Shop Channel!

 

Source: Nintendo Life

 

Are you sad to hear that the Wii Shop Channel will finally be closing its doors?



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I mean, it's always sad to hear something like that go, but honestly I think it just brings it back around to the question-- Why the heck doesn't the Switch have a Retro Library yet? Where's all the Virtual Console titles?! 

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1 hour ago, Royzoga said:

I mean, it's always sad to hear something like that go, but honestly I think it just brings it back around to the question-- Why the heck doesn't the Switch have a Retro Library yet? Where's all the Virtual Console titles?! 

 

That's the million dollar question, haha. Hopefully we'll get the answer in Spring 2018 (supposedly when the online service is supposed to start).

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6 minutes ago, Jason Clement said:

 

That's the million dollar question, haha. Hopefully we'll get the answer in Spring 2018 (supposedly when the online service is supposed to start).

I find it funny that they actually think their online service is worth it considering the lack of content thus far.

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