Currently Unable to Access Nintendo’s Wii Store Channel

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If you’ve been trying to access the Wii Store Channel for the past few days, you may not have had much luck. According to Nintendo Everything, the digital store has experienced “big problems”.

Supposedly, it’s completely impossible to get to the storefront – instead you’ll see a “blank screen” on startup which eventually follows an error code. Nintendo’s online maintenance page didn’t mention any problems (thanks, GoNintendo

GameXplain He also took a look – noting that team members who are outside the US, in areas like Europe, are having the same problem.

Although Nintendo stopped selling games on the Wii Store in 2019, the current bug means that anyone who wants to access existing downloads and purchases can’t do so now. Nintendo previously said it would stop downloads on the Wii “at some point,” but it has never said when users won’t be able to download games again.

Nintendo recently announced that it will be closing the 3DS eShop and Wii U eShop by March 2023. While users cannot purchase games, they can download previous purchases.

Have you been able to access the Wii Store channel recently? Leave a comment below.

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