Neoseeker : News : Nintendo shutting down numerous Wii channels and online services, including News and Forecast
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legendary one Apr 12, 13
What about Youtube and Netflix?
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Mikau Kahn Apr 12, 13
legendary one

They aren't run by Nintendo, so they should function just fine on the old Wii even past June.
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S-I-E Apr 12, 13
it's the kind of stuff you use when you're bored and don't know what to do. i'm surprised it took this long.
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Spook Apr 12, 13
Out of all of these, I maybe used the forecast channel once.

Won't be missed.
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bbb7002004 Apr 12, 13
It was kinda cool how the Nintendo channel collected worldwide play data, but other than that nothing I'll remotely miss. My only complaint is that as the consoles become more and more Internet integrated that all this functionality we pay for will just disappear when the new shiny comes out. I can still play my NES just like the day I got it, I hope I can say the same of current consoles 30 years from now.
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Zombie_Barioth Apr 12, 13
quote A Person
Out of all of these, I maybe used the forecast channel once.

Won't be missed.

Same here, I only used it a couple times to see how accurate it is. The only Channel I regularly used was the Nintendo channel, at least until they stopped doing Nintendo week.

bbb7002004 I've though about that myself. My only real concern about these next gen consoles (less so with thw Wii U) and the ones that eventually follow is what happens if/when the services touted as their biggest features are shut down? Built-in features like TVii should still work but what about services/features like GaiKai or cross-platform functionality that might become discontinued or simply just not go the way they claimed they would. If Xbox live and PS+/Playstation World become a huge part of the consoles what happens when they're considered obsolete by their respective company?

I don't mean to sound all doom n' gloom here I'm only pointing out a huge flaw of our cherished consoles becoming more and more internet and service reliant. This isn't a concern with PCs (which consoles are) since most programs can usually be carried over/reinstalled.
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Justplayingitcool Apr 13, 13
I never used the forecast channel.
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jolteon1996 Apr 13, 13
No! No! No!!! I love reading the news on the News Channel! Come on! Why??? ...There better be an equivalent feature on the Wii U.
As for the other channels, they won't be missed. I hardly used them.
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Dio Apr 14, 13
Who cares?

Nintendo shouldn't be dedicating (wasting) resources to give us News updates or Weather updates. I play Nintendo consoles for their top quality first-party titles, not to check the news.

They should just redirect all that time, resources, and money into new Zelda and Mario titles. Maybe then it wouldn't take them 4+ years to release a new game in a series.
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jerk Apr 14, 13
what does it take to run a forecast channel
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Gotenks Apr 14, 13
Not much of a surprise that they would do this tbh. The Wii's life is slowly running down with the Wii U being out and some of these channels were little to no use. Forecast channel? I can get the weather on my phone or TV or internet. News channel is the same.

I never even used the others.
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HyperChu Apr 14, 13
I never greatly cared for any of the Wii's apps. Focusing all support on the Wii U was something they should have been doing since last November anyways. :/

This also goes hand-in-hand with the discontinuation of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi to make way for Flipnote Studio 3D on 3DS.
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Zale Apr 14, 13
Forecast Channel and the News Channel are getting axed, huh, I used those quite often. Oh well, I guess it's about time I downloaded an app for them anyways.
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legendary one Apr 15, 13
quote Mikau Kahn
legendary one

They aren't run by Nintendo, so they should function just fine on the old Wii even past June.
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