Nintendo to discontinue several online Wii features in June
I hope you guys have made your peace with the Wii’s online services, because in two months, most of those services will be gone. Forever.
Nintendo has announced that, starting June 28, several of the Wii’s services will be discontinued. On that day, the Big N will pull the plug on the console’s Forecast Channel, News Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, Nintendo Channel, and Check Mii Out Channel. In addition, data exchange between Wii friends through WiiConnect24 (which includes sharing messages and Miis) will be shut down as well.
“We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products,” Nintendo said in a statement. “We would like to inform you that a portion of the network services offered through the Wii console will be discontinued starting June 28, 2013. We apologize to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.”
Are you sad to see that these services are on their way out? Did you use them very often? Feel free to let us know what your thoughts on the Wii’s services are in the comment box below.
Source: Game Informer
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