Back on March 19th, 2022, the Wii and DSi Shop Channels went down. Nintendo originally said the channels were undergoing maintenance, but as the months rolled on, people began to question if they were ever coming back. Making things worse, Nintendo was asked once again what was going on, and the second time around they had no comment.
Well, I guess all of that is a moot point now, as the Wii and DSi Shop Channels are now back online. I hopped on my Wii just a minute ago to confirm, and yes, the channels are indeed available once again. Remember, this is just for those who want to redownload purchases of past VC/DSiWare/WiiWare titles, and not to make new purchases.