As some might know with the ‘sucessful’ launch of the WiiU it was only a matter of time before Nintendo started to gracefully remove some of it’s efforts on the Wii services. Since November 2006 Nintendo has been building it’s fan base aiming mostly at light gamers and kids. Whilst this was a market that was heavily under-valued it has allowed for the Wii to make it’s own mark in the gaming community.
And then the Wii-U came along.
With the likes of Kinect and Playstation move it was only time before the ‘better graphics’ came out for the Wii, they did, we laughed, we moved on.
However, it seems now that Nintendo are now disabling some services on June 28th, this services are purely for the online Wii shop but they spell a pretty dark picture for all those who game on the Wii;
- Nintendo Channel
- News Channel
- Forecast Channel
- Everybody Votes Channel
- Mii Contest Channel
- Data exchange with Wii Friends*
* Exchange of Wii messages on the Wii Message Board, exchange of Mii characters on the Mii Channel and message/data exchange within some games will be disabled
When companies begin to disable things, it pretty much states “We are giving up” so, here is to you Wii! See you in the antique store next summer!