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PostSubject: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 8:04

This is for Japan, so it may / may not apply in the West.
UPDATE: It does apply here too. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-12-nintendo-shutting-down-wii-channels-and-online-services

Translation from Nintendo JP Website.

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Nintendo ending various Wii channel services on 6/28
Services that will end include:

Weather channel
Digicam Print channel
News channel
Everyone Votes channel
Nintendo channel
Mii Contest channel
Data exchange with friends through Wii Connect 24*

*Includes exchanging of Miis, messages, and data from select games.

Services such as the Wii Shopping channel and the playlog in the Wii Messageboard will not be affected.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/information/2013/0412.html

Boo-hoo


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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 8:05

Of those, the only one I ever used was the Everybody Votes channel; but I imagine that the questions are running pretty dry by now. Still, Boo-hoo indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 8:17

I'm kind of surprised by this, as c Wii has a massive install base who aren't all going to come too Wii u. I guess the question is, how much did people really use this stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 8:58

Buskalilly wrote:
I guess the question is, how much did people really use this stuff?
I still use the Nintendo Channel, but only for its gameplay records section. The rest? Well, I was into Everybody Votes (sometimes) for a while but I honestly haven't used any of the other channels for years. It's sad to see them go but it's inevitable. Aww!
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 10:49

Aww. I was quite active on some of those channels until around two years ago. With my mates back in the day, Everybody Votes was as much a multiplayer staple as Wii Sports and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. The Mii Contest Channel was useful for finding funny characters to copy as your own, and the Nintendo Channel was good when it was kept up to date (mind you, it's a bit sad now - 'there is insufficient data for any results' in the Everybody Recommends bit, and has been for about the last six months). Never really did the Photo Channel or that Horoscopes one though.

I know people have access to information quite like they've never had before, but it still always puzzled me as to why the 3DS didn't carry on the News and Weather Channels.

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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 14:52

Sob. These were an alright time filler for me a few years ago. Everybody Votes still gets an outing at the end of a night when I've got mates around.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 19:44

EuroGamer has confirmed that the same thing will happen to the UK / EU - same date.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-12-nintendo-shutting-down-wii-channels-and-online-services
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 23:07

The one that tended to get pulled out among me and my mates was the Today and Tomorrow channel, but only because it was amusingly cult-like, and always gave hilariously vague advice. The funniest moment was when we tried it at my bedsit where there wasn't even an internet connection, and we realised it worked just fine. The Wii was pulling predictions from its arse!
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyFri 12 Apr 2013 - 23:43

To be honest I never used them that much apart from the Nintendo channel.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySat 13 Apr 2013 - 9:06

I used to religiously use Everybody Votes. There was nothing more important than seeing if your prediction was right and maintained a good average. I also liked finding cool Miis on the Mii Contest Channel.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySat 13 Apr 2013 - 15:00

There's a Digicam Print Channel? Surprised

Honestly, I can't even remember the last time I voluntarily connected to the internet on my Wiis. It's sad that other users will soon be deprived of them, though. I used to use the News Channel when showcasing the Wii's features to friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySat 13 Apr 2013 - 15:58

andyman949 wrote:
I used to religiously use Everybody Votes. There was nothing more important than seeing if your prediction was right and maintained a good average.

Laughing This. Also, how close to that little house you got.
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One of the best tunes of Wii:

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That's beautiful. Crying or Very sad Fortunately preserved on Youtube forever.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySat 13 Apr 2013 - 19:28

I am quite surprised at this decision. Does the wii mini not have wifi connect-ability or something?
Seems odd off the back of the release of a revised wii to then can the online. Nintendo channel is about the only thing that ever got used..purely to track gameplay time.
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2becomecarrion wrote:
I am quite surprised at this decision. Does the wii mini not have wifi connect-ability or something?
Seems odd off the back of the release of a revised wii to then can the online. Nintendo channel is about the only thing that ever got used..purely to track gameplay time.

Wii Mini has no online capabilities whatsoever. A waste of space outside of collecting circles.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySun 14 Apr 2013 - 2:25

I'm just as saddened as everyone else is - Nintendo really are making the Wii fizzle out with little fanfare which is really depressing in contrast to the highs of the little box.

The channels had that true Nintendo charm to them (and at the time they felt truly magical and a perfect fit for Wii's hardware (and WiiConnect24) - I still have fond memories of spinning the globe about and voting on the Everybody Votes channel for some random question which really never mattered at the time. Bit of fun.

It may effect a few households. I read a comment somewhere which mentioned that the commenter's father probably won't be too pleased at this news -- apparently he would read the news channel and check the weather channel before bed. Hopefully Nintendo will at least come up with superior replacements to these channels on Wii U...

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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySun 14 Apr 2013 - 9:38

I guess nostalgically it's sad, but to be honest I hadn't used any of those in years. The Mii Contest Channel in particular turned into a farce.

"Hey let's judge the 'A Famous Nintendo Princess' category"
"OK"
"And out of these 10 Miis... 3 of them are Hitler, and other 4 are 'just some guy'. Great."
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Laughing All Hitler wanted was to be a Nintendo princess, Jimbob! Don't destroy his dreams!
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySun 14 Apr 2013 - 10:40

Jimbob wrote:
I guess nostalgically it's sad, but to be honest I hadn't used any of those in years. The Mii Contest Channel in particular turned into a farce.

"Hey let's judge the 'A Famous Nintendo Princess' category"
"OK"
"And out of these 10 Miis... 3 of them are Hitler, and other 4 are 'just some guy'. Great."

Glorious. Like with the Today and Tomorrow fortune channel, they just pulled it out of their arse!

~

I played about with all of these channels a couple of nights back. The Nintendo Channel is in a sad state, but I do love spinning that globe in the Weather Channel. I'll actually be quite sad to see these go, purely down to nostalgia.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyMon 15 Apr 2013 - 2:13

I used to enter a Mii of Peter Sutcliffe in to every Mii Contest Channel contest...
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyWed 17 Apr 2013 - 12:15

This news saddens me. I actually used the Nintendo Channel a fair bit to keep a track of my gameplay times on my games. Without it I would never have known my time spent on Brawl exceeded seven hundred hours, or that I somehow played Pokemon Battle Revolution for over one hundred hours (what can I say, it was my first foray in to online battling and outside the occasional Legendary spammer the matches were a blast, I also did pretty darn good if I do say so myself, I actually beat most of the Legendary spammers I faced for example). I shall make sure to make one last visit before it goes offline.

Sayonara Nintendo Channel, thank you for the memories and I hope you are reincarnated as something some day.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyWed 17 Apr 2013 - 17:55

Might have to do an ibbsters style countdown of my most played Wii games seeing as I won't have a chance to do so soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptyThu 18 Apr 2013 - 1:38

I too realised that we'll all lose out playtime data from the Nintendo Channel, that's disappointing.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June.   Nintendo ending Wii channel services on 28th June. EmptySat 22 Jun 2013 - 2:49

Just bumping this because there's only 6 days left before they're gone forever. Boo-hooBoo-hooBoo-hoo
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