Is Nintendo shutting down the Wii's Virtual Console service?

#1ZekeZoopPosted 5/1/2013 5:07:50 AM
Sorry if dumb question. I heard Nintendo are shutting down a few online things with the Wii such as the Everybody Votes Channel...is the VC also on this list to make way for the Wii U VC?

I only used the VC for about a year, then I got into collecting the old consoles and carts. I recently got back into the VC because I can't afford/have the space for all these old games and I would like to know if I have a certain date by which I need to download what I want.

Thanks.
#2The_Mana_LegendPosted 5/1/2013 5:09:01 AM
No.
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#3ska_dude101Posted 5/1/2013 5:09:19 AM
I highly doubt they'll take down the Wii VC. Nintendo is dumb, not suicidal.
#4DeathSnipe777Posted 5/1/2013 5:09:42 AM
Probably not, unless they plan on turning everybody's remaining Wii Points into eShop cash and releasing the entire Wii VC on the WiiU VC sometime soon.
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 5/1/2013 6:04:51 AM
I would say no to that question at this point. However, I see Nintendo dropping that service within the next 2-3 years though as they don't support old consoles for very long. They have this habit of killing their older hardware off almost immediately after a new one comes out.
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#6shinra35800Posted 5/1/2013 6:51:36 AM(edited)
This is true. They will take it down in June. Not the VC though:

http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-shutting-down-wii-online-services-in-june-251414.phtml
#7MiharinPosted 5/1/2013 6:51:49 AM
They said the shop channel is not going to be shut down. Probably in the future it will, but not for now.
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