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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.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor, USgamer

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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