Honey, wake up! The Wii Shop Channel is back online

As quiet as it used to be, the Wii Shop Channel has now returned.

As you may or may not know, the Wii Shop Channel went down without warning in mid-March. While there was basically no way to purchase titles from the channel, Nintendo continued to keep the service for anyone who wanted to redownload games they’d already purchased in the past.

This became an option after Nintendo stopped allowing purchases in the Wii Shop Channel on January 31, 2019. Since then, it was not known when the service would be completely discontinued. All we knew was that eventually the dark day would come.

When the channel went down without warning, people went crazy. Street riots, diapers filled, etc. A week later, Nintendo told Eurogamer that both the Wii Shop Channel and the 3DS Shop Channel were “maintained” and said it would “update at a later date”.

It seems that now maintenance has been done and, again without warning, the Wii Shop Channel has risen from its grave, just like Jesus did once, but much later.

We can also see from this tweet that the Wii update servers are back online as well. So if you need to update your Wii and have been putting it off for a long time, now is the time to do it!

A video from GameXplain also confirms that the channel, with the iconic music to boot, is back online, as well as the DSi Store Channel.

This is a time to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than to bring it back one more time Nirvana The Band The Show‘s Update Day number?

While we’ll never see an Update Day for the channel again, now is the best time to redownload everything you’ve bought in the Wii Shop Channel while you still can.