Wii Network Services: Partial Discontinuation

We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products. We would like to inform you that a portion of the online services offered through the Wii console were discontinued on 28th June 2013.

The affected applications are as follows:

  • Nintendo Channel
  • News Channel
  • Forecast Channel
  • Everybody Votes Channel
  • Mii Contest Channel
  • Data exchange with Wii Friends*

* Exchange of Wii messages on the Wii Message Board, exchange of Mii characters on the Mii Channel and message/data exchange within some games will be disabled.

From 28th June 2013, the above services will no longer be available even if they are started up from the Wii Menu.

In addition, while the following services will still be accessible, functionality that requires WiiConnect24 will no longer be available.

  • Internet Channel
  • Mii Channel
  • Wii Shop Channel
  • Wii Speak Channel

However, services other than those mentioned above, such as “Today’s Accomplishments” on the Wii Message Board, will remain available.