Are Wii okay?
The Wii Shop Channel stopped letting users purchase new games awhile back, but it’s still up-and-running for people to re-download titles they’ve already purchased. As a matter of fact, I just did that myself a couple of weeks ago! Unfortunately, if you try to hop onto the Wii Shop Channel right now, you won’t be able to access it.
While no one has an answer as to why, the Wii Shop Channel is currently down. You’ll either get a blank screen or an error message. Furthermore, the it seems the Channel has been experiencing issues for the last few days.
Checking Nintendo’s online maintenance page offers no details either, so if this was a planned outage, Nintendo hasn’t made mention of it anywhere. We’ll keep tabs on the situation moving forward, and hopefully share news of the Channel’s return soon.