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Wii Shop Channel

Original (3/19): For the past few days, the Wii Shop Channel has been experiencing major issues. Right now it seems impossible to access the digital store at all.

At startup, you’ll likely be presented with what’s more or less a blank screen. Sit there long enough and you may then encounter an error code as well. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that can be done other than returning to the home menu manually.


The Wii Shop Channel was Nintendo’s first foray into digital marketplaces. Initially, it served as the introduction to offering classic titles with the Virtual Console games. WiiWare was later added for brand new experiences.

Now thanks to the latest round of Nintendo leaks, we’re able to see an early version of the Wii Shop Channel. Twitter user lombTV passed along a few photos of the design, which you can see below. This was dated August 18, 2006.


Nintendo’s maintenance schedule has updated once again. During the start of the week, we’ll be seeing a lot of store-related downtime.

Here’s the full schedule as of now:

At least for now, Nintendo has quite a bit of maintenance planned for the next week. Sessions are lined up for Switch, the 3DS, and the eShops.

Here’s the schedule currently:

Nintendo has updated its maintenance schedule for the coming week, and there’s quite a bit planned so far. Most of the sessions primarily impact Switch and will be starting later today.

The full schedule is as follows:

A couple of things are happening in the world of Nintendo within the next few days. Two deadlines are just around for corner.

If you’ve bought the physical version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, now is your last chance to register the game on My Nintendo for free Piranha Plant DLC. Again, you need to do so by January 31. Nintendo will email you a code to redeem the DLC for future use a bit after the game has been registered. If you bought the digital version, no further action is needed.

Also, on January 30, the Wii Shop Channel is closing for good. Nintendo already removed the ability to add Wii Points last year, but if you have any extra points lying around, you’ll need to spend them before January 30. This move is also accompanied by the end of remaining video-on-demand services on Wii.

Another round of Nintendo maintenance is planned for the coming week. Switch, the eShops, and more will be impacted during certain periods.

The current schedule is as follows:

Nintendo’s maintenance schedule has received its regular update. A number of sessions are planned for this coming week, primarily impacting Switch-related services as Nintendo Switch Online approaches.

Here’s the full roundup of maintenance:

Nintendo has updated its maintenance schedule for this coming week. As of now there will be maintenance for all of the digital stores as well as a few other sessions.

Here’s the full schedule:

Nintendo has started to populate its maintenance schedule for the coming week. Thus far, all of the company’s digital shops and purchasing on Nintendo Game Store will be impacted.

Here’s the current schedule:

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