Nintendo’s Wii U has had bad sales numbers since it was released this past November, so you would think they would keep support for the Wii. But no. Nintendo will slowly end its support for the Wii.
Nintendo published an “End of Life” notice to its Japanese Nintendo Wii customers highlighting six channels that will no longer be available starting June 28. The Wii channels that are leaving are the Forecast Channel, Check Mii Out Channel, News Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, Everyone’s Nintendo Channel and Data exchange between Wii friends on WiiConnect 24.
Hours after Japan published its End of Life notice, Nintendo of America sent out the following statement confirming that the U.S. Wii consoles will follow Japan’s lead:
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 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.
Most people probably haven’t turned on their Wii in a long time anyway, but if you still use your Wii, this is bound to be sad news.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Gaming News