Wii shop without updating
Thank you for supporting the Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.
As of March 26, 2018, it is no longer possible to add points to the Wii Shop Channel using either a credit card or Nintendo Points Card.
Now that customers have shifted to Nintendo e Shop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems, we plan to focus our efforts in those areas.
As such, the Wii Shop Channel will close in 2019 after over twelve years of operation.
Any points added before that date can be used to purchase content on the Wii Shop Channel until January 30, 2019. September 29, 2017: The day it was announced that the Wii Shop will close in 2019.
March 26, 2018: The last day to have purchased points in the Wii Shop or redeem Points Cards in the Wii Shop.
If you have hacked/homebrew wii, you'll notice that Nintendo released a new Shopping Channel update (v21).
In order to download the new update, you need to upgrade your wii system.
In the future we will be closing all services related to the Wii Shop Channel, including the ability to redownload Wii Ware and Virtual Console games, as well as the Wii System Transfer Tool, which transfers data from Wii to the Wii U system.January 29, 2019: The last day to purchase software in the Wii Shop.In the future, we will be closing all services related to the Wii Shop Channel, including redownloading purchased Wii Ware, Virtual Console titles, and Wii Channel, as well as Wii System Transfer Tool, which transfers data from Wii to the Wii U system.Sometimes, Luigi appears in place of Mario, or both Mario and Luigi will swim across the screen.There are six different animations, some appearing more often than others.