Nintendo takes axe to Wii online services
A number of Wii channels will be shut down in late June
Nintendo has announced that a number of the online channels for the Wii console will be discontinued on June 28, 2013. The affected channels include:
- Forecast Channel
- News Channel
- Everybody Votes Channel
- Nintendo Channel
- Check Mii Out Channel
Nintendo also announced that any data exchange between Wii friends on WiiConnect 24 would also be reaching end-of-life. These features include message exchanges on the Wii Message Board, Mii exchanges on the Mii Channel, and data/message exchange in some game titles.
As we move towards an always-online future, the sad side effect is that some features will eventually be shut down on the consoles we love.