Published: Fri, September 29, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Wii Shop Channel To Shut Down In 2019

Wii Shop Channel To Shut Down In 2019

The Wii Shop channel was launched alongside the Wii on November 19, 2006, so when it closes the Wii Shop Channel will be 12 years, 2 months, 12 days old. The company's Japanese arm posted the news this morning, translated via Gematsu.

Starting on Monday, March 26, 2018 (20:00 BST) it no longer possible to add Nintendo points to your account.

Some also prefer the Wii's Virtual Console to the Wii U's, as it offers more platforms and avoids some of the emulation problems seen on the latter system.

Nintendo have announced that the Wii Shop Channel will cease to be on January 31 2019.

If you've already purchased content, you will still be able to redownload that content onto your Wii; this is just the loss of purchase ability. This move also affects the backwards-compatible one on the Wii U.

However, these services will shut down in the future. If you have any titles you'd like to purchase on the Wii Shop then, it's probably best you buy them up sooner rather than later.

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