Following today’s closure of the Wii Shop Channel comes another blow to the little white box: its video-on-demand services. While the system can’t output at a resolution higher than 480p, the makers behind such services still wanted to capitalize on the Wii’s large user base. Now, after several years, they’ve all simultaneously come to an end.
If you did use your Wii as a dedicated streaming hub, then you’ll have to move onto other devices.
At this point, basically all online services for the Wii have been terminated: WiiConnect24 (the multiplayer connection service) was the first to go, and now the Wii Shop Channel and VOD services are all gone. Thus, the era of Wii is now officially over after just a little more than 12 years.
Now that the Wii is out of the way, perhaps Netflix and Crunchyroll can work on bringing those services to Switch?
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.