One of my favorite things about the Wii was the Everybody Votes channel. A lot of the time I’d pop that bad boy on even if I had no intention of playing something on the Wii, which was a neat little phenomenon that some other consoles can’t replicate. But it’s dead now, along with nearly everything else on the Wii — except the Shop, which is dying soon enough.
As previously announced, the Wii Shop is going to last until January 31, 2019 (read: next year), after which point it’s dead entirely. Kaput, no more, it ceases to exist, even if you ran four million volts through it.
That’s a long lead right? Well here’s the catch — you can’t buy points for it after 1PM PT on March 26. Yikes! So now you’re basically on a timer as to when you can pick up that one game you missed out on. That 2019 timer is just for downloading games you already own.
This is such a bummer, especially since other storefronts like the Xbox Live Arcade are still up, alongside of perpetual markets like Steam.
Wii Shop Channel [Nintendo]