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.