Nintendo Shuts Down Wii Shop Channel for Wii Console in January 2019
Nintendo announced on Friday that its Wii Shop Channel for the Nintendo Wii console will shut down on January 31, 2019 at 2:59 p.m. JST. Users will no longer be able to add Wii Points beginning on March 27, 2018 at 4:59 a.m. JST.
Users will still be able to download titles that have already been purchased and move games from the Wii to the Wii U, but these services will also be shut down in the future.
Following the closure, Nintendo will offer refunds for unused Wii Points and prepaid cards.
The Wii Shop Channel has been open since December 2006. Nintendo ended production of its Wii consoles in 2013.