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Online play and other services being shut down on Wii and DS

Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connect services will shortly be shut down. This means a host of online services enjoyed by Wii and DS users will soon be unavailable including online multiplayer and leaderboards. Affected titles will include the likes of Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Pokemon. Other services due for the chop …

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Wii Mini US launch confirmed

Nintendo’s $99 Wii Mini console will launch at US retail later this month. Nintendo Life reports the console’s budget version will land in mid-November,” packing a red WiiMote/Nunchuck combo and a copy of Mario Kart Wii. Unlike the original Wii, the Mini doesn’t include online functionality. It made its debut …

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Time also called on Wii in Europe

If you’re in the UK and in the market for a Wii, now is the time to act. Having confirmed that the machine is no longer being supplied to the Japanese market, Nintendo has now revealed that Europe too will not be receiving any further stock of the machine. Wii …

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The Wii lives on in America

Nintendo has confirmed that American retail will continue to be supplied with Wii consoles. MCV reported earlier this week that a message on the Wii page of Nintendo’s Japanese site confirmed that production of the console had ceased in the region. However, that does not reflect its fate elsewhere. "The …

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The end of an era – Nintendo stops Wii production in Japan

Nintendo of Japan has confirmed that it has ceased production of the Wii. CVG spotted an addition to the console’s product page on the NoJ website that simply says ‘manufacturing has ended’. The same page earlier this month carried the message ‘manufacturing is scheduled to end soon’. That means that …

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Two new Transformers bundles on the way this Christmas

Activision is to release two Transformers game bundles this Q4. The first, for Nintendo Wii, is called the Transformers: Ultimate Battle Edition while the second, due out on DS, is called the Transformers: Ultimate Autobots Edition. The Wii release contains two games – Transformers: Cybertron Adventures (based on the War …

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Wii manufacturing "scheduled to end soon"

Nintendo’s most successful ever home console is nearing the end of its life. Kotaku spotted an addition made to the Wii page on Nintendo Japan’s website which claims that manufacturing is scheduled to end soon”. If correct, it would mean that while Wii’s life was certainly bright it was also …

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