Nintendo of America has announced that it plans to discontinue a number of select online services for the original Wii in North America. The news comes after Nintendo Australia, Nintendo Europe and Nintendo Japan announced that they were doing the exact same thing. Here are the channels which Nintendo will be closing down, effective from June 28th.
• Forecast Channel
• News Channel
• Everybody Votes Channel
• Nintendo Channel
• Check Mii Out Channel
• Data exchange between Wii friends on WiiConnect24*
*Wii message exchanges via Wii Message Board, Mii exchanges via Mii Channel, and exchanges of messages or data in some game titles will no longer be possible.
Following the discontinuation, the above services will not be available even if they are started up on the Wii menu. However, services other than those mentioned above, such as the automatic receipt of “Today’s Accomplishments” on the Wii Message Board and the Wii Shop Channel are unaffected and can continue to be used.