It’s official. The Nintendo Wii Shop Channel is now shutting down after a very lengthy venture. Having been available for well over a decade now and surviving two generations, the online store will be turning off its servers. But don’t worry, it won’t be happening until the 31st of January, 2019.
Current owners of the Wii and Wii U will still be able to add Wii points until the 27th of March, 2018. Along with that, any Wiiware and Virtual Console titles that have been purchased beforehand will still be available for download until 2019.
Having opened its doors back in 2006, after the release of the Nintendo Wii, the Shop Channel has been consistently pumping out Nintendo Indie games for well over a decade. Along with the ever popular Virtual Console, which gave gamers a blast from the past with retro games from the NES to the Gamecube, it has been a staple for Nintendo’s online gaming.