Wii eShop shutdown clarification

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User Info: Smacd

Smacd
2 months ago#1
When I read the news about the Wii eShop shutting down, I read it as specifically the Wii only. But I've heard some possible misinformation on some gaming podcasts indicating that the Wii U eShop is shutting down as well.

Is this correct, or will the regular Wii U eShop still be open and only the Wii eShop you can access when you go into the Wii mode be shut down?

I also heard that back compat Wii games you could download on the Wii U would no longer be available. Does this mean the Wii eShop games you could port over to the Wii U for that small upcharge, or does it also include those full retail Wii games you could buy in the Wii U eShop like Super Mario Galaxy and whatnot.

Mostly just curious about how soon I need to get on the ball about buying stuff on the Wii U eShop.

User Info: Lum_Yatsura

Lum_Yatsura
2 months ago#2
At this time, no announcement has been made for the Wii U eShop.
You'll be able to buy games that are sold in Wii U mode.

I don't know if the discount for upgrading eligible Wii games will still work. Most likely yes since the system just needs to know you previously bought the game.

Re-downloading past Wii purchases has a longer yet uncertain window. Nintendo didn't name the final shut down date.
https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/1124-lums-ufo-comedy-anime-and-manga

User Info: cvfan

cvfan
1 month ago#3
Last i read was that the ability to add Wii Points to your Wii account was shutting down in March next year and that the Wii Shop feature was shutting down altogether in January 2019.
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User Info: Solar_Crimson

Solar_Crimson
1 month ago#4
The Wii U eShop is remaining open until stated otherwise.
The Wii Shop Channel is closing in January 2019, with the ability to add points/currency being removed in March 2018.
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User Info: anon_fire

anon_fire
1 month ago#5
Definitely misinformation from whatever podcasts you were listening to, TC. Only the Wii Shop Channel is shutting down.

User Info: Yeto_Reacher

Yeto_Reacher
1 month ago#6
anon_fire posted...
Definitely misinformation from whatever podcasts you were listening to, TC. Only the Wii Shop Channel is shutting down.

Dang. Thanks for the clarification I was under the same impression as TC.
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