If you’re a fan of Wii online services such as checking the weather or the news, those services are going to be shut down by the end of June 2013.
Don’t worry, the Wii Shop Channel will still be available for you to purchase downloadable games and redownload previous purchases. The shutdown applies to the following free online channels, which most users probably aren’t using regularly in any case:
- Nintendo Channel
- News Channel
- Forecast Channel
- Everybody Votes Channel
- Mii Contest Channel
Read full article: End of an era: Many Wii online services shutting down in June
The article also points out that the “writing is on the wall”. And in some ways, I agree. The market is mostly about “bigger”, “shinier”, “better”. I certainly don’t expect the Wii to have the same product life span as NES.
via Ars Technica