As The Online Store Closes Next Week, The Wii Is Officially Dead

The Nintendo Wii was one of the best consoles of all time, and although yours has probably been gathering dust for a few years now, that doesn’t mean its Wii Shop won’t be sorely missed.

Yes, Nintendo confirmed last year that the Wii Shop would be closing its virtual days in January 2019, and we’re now just a couple of days away from D-Day.

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In a statement, Nintendo said: “On January 30, 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel, which has been available on Wii systems since December 2006. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their support.

“If you have Wii Points to spend, content you want to re-download, or content you’d like to transfer from a Wii system to a Wii U system, we recommend you do so while the services are still available.

“Thank you for supporting the Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.”

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If you have Wii points cards, unfortunately you won’t be able to use the points as “it is no longer possible to add points to the Wii Shop Channel using either a credit card or Nintendo Points Card.”

The Wii will always remain a classic console, introducing proper motion controls (sorry PlayStation Eyetoy) to a generation of bowling, fishing and tennis fiends.

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What’s your favourite memory of the Nintendo Wii? RIP Wii Shop.

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