The end of an era is coming, but not coming all that soon. Nintendo has announced that in Japan, the Wii Shop Channel is going to close its virtual doors on Jan. 31st, 2019. You'll no longer be able to purchase Wii points after March 27th, 2018, so a bit before the closing date. You can also get a refund for unused points with a special service to be detailed in the future. System transfers of contents from Wii to Wii U will continue on, and you can continue to play your content as long as you don't delete the games. Thanks to Haleman and Nick for the heads up.