Nintendo Forecasts Cloudy Skies for Wii News, Forecast Channels

April 12, 2013 -

Nintendo announced today that it will discontinue five channels on the Wii in June due to what it calls a "very low participation rate" of its customers. It will also kill one service that apparently very few people use. A handful of original Wii channels and some network services are soon to be no more. Nintendo announced today that due to a "very low participation rate," the company has decided to discontinue the following applications beginning June 28, 2013.

Channels being killed include the Forecast Channel, News Channel, the Everybody Votes Channel (apparently everybody doesn't vote), the Nintendo Channel, and Check Mii Out Channel (no one wants to see Mii apparently).

Nintendo will also kill the data exchange service between Wii friends on WiiConnect24. Wii message exchanges through the Wii Message Board, Mii exchange via the Mii channel, and the exchanges of messages or data in "some" games will no longer be possible come June, according to Nintendo.

The company apologized to those who do use those services, saying that it will use its resources to instead focus on "even higher level of service" for Wii U.

"We apologize to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding," Nintendo said in a statement. "In order to focus on the development of an even higher level of service for Wii U and other products, a portion of the network services offered through the Wii console will be discontinued."

Source: GameSpot

 

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