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Nintendo discontinuing various Wii online services

Postby Hey Pablo » 12 Apr 2013, 10:56

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
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Postby Asinine » 12 Apr 2013, 11:04

Oh Nintendo, what wonderful support you have, that gives me such confidence.

This is the whole problem with online services full stop. They are not yours to control just like 'always on' games titles. The hoster decides to turn off the servers, well f**k you. This is not a solely Nintendo rant.
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Postby CDS » 12 Apr 2013, 11:06

While I've hardly used any of those services any way, I'm pretty sure they are less used than the more popular Shopping Channel.
However, it seems to me that they are keeping only those services that are vital for the Wii's backward compatibility on the WiiU.
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Postby only_777 » 12 Apr 2013, 11:21

I think the Wii's success steams from the Everybody Votes channel.
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Postby Balladeer » 12 Apr 2013, 11:28

I did like "Everybody Votes", back in the day. I'd guess that it hasn't been popular for a while though.
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Postby mixablefire » 12 Apr 2013, 11:51

anyway why have Nintendo not made successors to some of these channels for the Wii u yet
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Re: Nintendo discontinuing various Wii online services

Postby dmanning » 12 Apr 2013, 12:08

No biggie for me. Just wish they would transfer the Wii Shop over to the Wii U (without having to go launch to the Wii console mode).
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Postby Chris_Shanahan87 » 12 Apr 2013, 12:32

What a stupid move.

The Wii could well have been Nintendo's PS2 and lived a healthy life for years to come, but they are going to begin the process of phasing it out for no reason? I bet Netflix will be next.
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Postby ricflair » 12 Apr 2013, 12:35

It's a shame when these things go. Can't say I've done anything online with my Wii for years though, beyond transferring the data to Wii U and Mario Kart. You need to play the Wii shop stuff on the Wii, so I can see why you have to use Wii mode when using the Wii shop - it's not like the Wii shop was a bastion of forward planning.

Of course Nintendo are going to pull the plug on services they don't even provide... do people even think?!?
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Postby MPH » 12 Apr 2013, 13:44

Forecast Channel... mother of God. :(
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Postby CrispyLog » 12 Apr 2013, 13:50

Wait, si the forecast channel the one with the globe and you can zoom in to see what the weather is/ They can't get rid of that as using that was the most fun I've ever had on a Nintendo console.

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Postby Jedi-Russ » 12 Apr 2013, 14:01

In this day and age with android and iphones windows etc these services will not be used as long as online play and shopping netflix etc are still usable then its no loss.
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Re: Nintendo discontinuing various Wii online services

Postby Damon Brenner » 12 Apr 2013, 18:07

WHEW! For a minute there I thought the Homebrew Channel would be on that list! :twisted:
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Re: Nintendo discontinuing various Wii online services

Postby Audest_Oggust » 12 Apr 2013, 18:24

ricflair wrote:It's a shame when these things go. Can't say I've done anything online with my Wii for years though, beyond transferring the data to Wii U and Mario Kart. You need to play the Wii shop stuff on the Wii, so I can see why you have to use Wii mode when using the Wii shop - it's not like the Wii shop was a bastion of forward planning.

Of course Nintendo are going to pull the plug on services they don't even provide... do people even think?!?


The point is that the new console won't even have been a year old and most of its predecessor's online functionality will be shut down. This is extremely uncommon, as Sony supported the PS2 up until just recently, and Microsoft stopped supporting the original Xbox in 2010, five years after the 360 was released. It will have been about seven months after the Wii U was released before Nintendo begins to cut support for their most successful console.
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Postby shellster2 » 12 Apr 2013, 19:21

that's utter garbage by Nintendo. with nigh on 100m Wii owners there must still be quite a lot of activity on those services they're closing. shame on them.
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