Nintendo UK - Reminder regarding the Wii Shop Channel closure

As previously announced, in 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel on Wii and Wii U, which has been available since December 2006.

In preparation for the closure of the Wii Shop Channel, we would like to remind consumers of the following points:

It will no longer be possible to add Nintendo Points with either a credit card, a Nintendo Points Card or a Nintendo eShop Card after 20:59 UK time on 26th March 2018. If you’d like to purchase Nintendo Points or redeem a Nintendo Points Card or Nintendo eShop Card, please do so before this time.
It will no longer be possible to purchase WiiWare, Virtual Console software and Wii Channels (including free software)* in the Wii Shop from 05:59 UK time on 31st January 2019.

Behind the scenes of the Just Dance Live Tour

Welcome to the world’s first live interactive JUST DANCE experience. Join the dancers, the dreamers and the spotlight-loving scene-stealers for an evening you’ll never forget. Come and join the fun! With our colorful characters dancing live on stage, you can follow their iconic JUST DANCE moves and share the thrill with your friends and family. Cut loose and lose yourself in the dazzling costumes, groundbreaking visuals and incredible party atmosphere that will stay with you forever! JUST DANCE LIVE is for everyone – even if you don’t know how to dance!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey both nominated for "Favorite Video Game" at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2018

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2018, hosted by John Cena, will be airing on March 24th, 2018. Nickelodeon put out their list of nominees in all the categories, including Favorite Video Game. You can see a full list of the game nominees below.

Favorite Video Game

- Just Dance 2018
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft: Java Edition
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Super Mario Odyssey

Believe it or not, Just Dance 2018 is the heavy, HEAVY favorite to win. Just Dance has won 6 of the 7 last Kids' Choice Awards, and the only reason it had its streak broken is because it wasn't nominated in 2015.

Blast from the Past - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes developer Q&A gets a fan translation

Believe it or not, there was a Metroid Prime 2: Echoes developer interview years and years ago, when the game was actually new! The thing is, Nintendo never bothered to translate the interview for fans outside of Japan. All these years later, the gang over at Shinesparkers has put in a lot of time and effort to bring the Q&A to fans around the world. If you want to get some insight into the creation of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, hit up the link below!

Q&A here

Wii Sports Resort- Golf World Record (18 Holes in 12:21)

Now this is an interesting speedrun. It's not even a game I would think about speedrunning, but I guess there's players out there for all types of speedrunning records. I can imagine this record being so hard to nail down, but the sense of sanctification has to be through the roof!

Switch has 3 times as many games as Wii U in the same timespan, and Switch's games are reviewed better

As of day 279 in the Switch's existence, there were 191 games available. Believe it or not, it took the Wii u 857 days to hit that same number. This goes to show just how big of a hit the Switch has been so far. On top of that, when looking a Metacritic averages for games on Switch versus Wii U, the Switch blows Wii U away with a much higher-quality selection. You can get a full breakdown of the situation in Kotaku's article.

Random Time! - College orchestra pranks their conductor with the Mii Channel theme

The Mii Channel theme is so hot right now! Everyone is getting back into the tune and sharing it all over social media. The Wind Symphony, a college orchestra based in Lynchburg, Virginia, took things one step further by pranking their conductor with the tune. As you can see, he's equal parts surprised and pleased!

Switch currently outpacing Wii, PS4 sales worldwide

The success train keeps rolling on. The Switch is having an insanely amazing first year, but as Nintendo has said, the second year is absolutely crucial to the system's long legs. Let's hope the system keeps finding success and bringing joy to consumers the world over.

Capcom Café x Okami - merch lineup

The Capcom Café x Okami collaboration is set to kick off soon, and it's bringing a lot of fancy Okami-related items with it. Coasters, keychains, pins, and much more. Check out the full lineup here.