Nintendo’s Wii U has was released this past November, although you wouldn’t know considering how bad its sales have been in recent months. But regardless how poorly it’s sales are, one thing we do know is the fact Nintendo will slowly but surely end its support for its Wii. The first phase of this will start soon as Nintendo has announced it will be ending some of the Wii’s services.
Nintendo published an “End of Life” notice to its Japanese Nintendo Wii customers highlighting six channels that will no longer be on-the-air starting June 28. The Wii channels that will have its services ended are its 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 U.S. Wii consoles would also be following 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.