Important information about the closure of the Wii Shop Channel

In 2019, we will close the Wii Shop Channel used on Wii and Wii U (the Wii Shop Channel is accessible on the Wii U via the Wii backwards compatibility feature), which has been available since December 2006. We would like to thank our loyal customers for supporting the Wii Shop Channel, and would like them to continue to enjoy software downloaded from the shop.

We plan to end all services related to Wii Shop Channel, including the purchase of WiiWare and Virtual Console software, downloads of Wii Channels, and use of the Wii U Transfer Tool, which transfers data from Wii to Wii U.

Please see below for the related end dates:

End date of each service

  • Adding points to the Wii Shop Channel:


    Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7:00 AEDT

  • Purchase of WiiWare, Virtual Console software, Wii Channels (including free software)*:


    Thursday, 31st January 2019 at 17:00 AEDT

  • Full closure of the Wii Shop Channel and disabling of redownload functions in 2019 (More details to be announced at a later date)

*With some exceptions, it is possible to re-download previously downloaded WiiWare, Virtual Console and Wii Channel software until the full closure of the Wii Shop Channel in 2019.