Nintendo Channel

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Nintendo Channel
Developer(s)Nintendo
Publisher(s)Nintendo
SeriesWii Menu
Platform(s)Wii[1]
Release

The Nintendo Channel, known as the Everybody's Nintendo Channel (みんなのニンテンドーチャンネル Minna no Nintendō Channeru) in Japan, is a defunct online service, which was accessed through the use of WiiConnect24 on Nintendo's Wii game console. The channel offered viewing of videos from Nintendo, support for reading through game articles,[6] and an online-based DS Download Station for the Nintendo DS to download and play demo versions of various games.[7] Users could send recommendations to Nintendo about a Wii or Nintendo DS game that they played, although Nintendo DS game cards had to be in the system's Slot-1 and locally connected to the Wii via Download Play in order to be eligible in the survey.

History[edit]

The Nintendo Channel debuted on November 27, 2007 in Japan,[4] May 7, 2008 in America,[2] and May 30, 2008 in Europe and Australia.[5][3] An major update was released in 2009 which changed the user interface and others.[8]

The Nintendo Channel was available until services of the channel had been discontinued on June 28, 2013.

Nintendo ended support for the Nintendo Channel on June 28, 2013 along with four more Wii channels as WiiConnect24, which the channel required, was permanently disconnected.[9][10] Most of Nintendo Channel's functions were succeeded by the Nintendo eShop.

Features[edit]

The Nintendo Channel was available on the Wii Shop Channel for 0 Wii Points, which is free. The Nintendo Channel had demos and videos about Wii and Nintendo DS games, with the option to see further details, purchase the software from the Wii Shop Channel, or to recommend games that they have played.[4] Nintendo DS demos can be transmitted to the handheld console.

A North American-exclusive show called Nintendo Week was distributed via Nintendo Channel.

DS Download Service[edit]

The DS Download Service was a place for users to download demos or additional data to the Nintendo DS.[1]

List of Nintendo DS demos
  • *Fossil Fighters: Champions
  • *Kirby Mass Attack[11]
  • *Okamiden[12]
  • *Ghost Trick Phantom Detective[13]
  • *Sonic Colors[14]
  • *Crafting Mama
  • *Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Demo[15]
  • *Ivy the Kiwi? Demo[13]
  • *Dragon Ball: Origins 2[16]
  • *Picross 3D[17]
  • *America's Test Kitchen Pots de Creme[17]
  • *America's Test Kitchen Roasted Red Potatoes[17]
  • *Rooms DS[17]
  • *Battle of Giants: Dragons[18]
  • *Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects[17]
  • *Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS: Miles Edgeworth[17]
  • *James Patterson Woman's Murder Club: Games of Passion[19]
  • *Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Neutral)[20]
  • *Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Water)
  • *Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Fire)
  • *Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Earth)[18]
  • *Fossil Fighters Cleaning[21]
  • *Mega Man Star Force 3[22] (until 9/20/2009)
  • *Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs[21] (until 9/20/2009)
  • *Rhythm Heaven[23]
  • *Personal Trainer: Math[24]
  • *Personal Trainer: Cooking Mac & Cheese[25] (until 12/21/2008)
  • *Personal Trainer: Cooking Lasagna[24] (until 3/22/2009)
  • *Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir[26][24]
  • *Crosswords DS-Crosswords[24]
  • *Crosswords DS-Wordsearch[26]
  • *Crosswords DS-Anagrams[27] (until 7/27/2008)
  • *Brain Age 2[28]
  • *Brain Age[29]
  • *Flash Focus[28]
  • *Jam Sessions[28]
  • *Rayman Raving Rabbids 2[29]
  • *Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends[30][28]
  • *Disney Friends[28]
  • *Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword[28]
  • *Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero[25](until 12/21/2008)
  • *Soul Bubbles[25] (until 12/21/2008)
  • *PICTOIMAGE[31] (until 1/18/2009)
  • *Carnival Games[32] (until 7/6/2008)
  • *The Incredible Hulk[27]
  • *Kung Fu Panda DS[27]
  • *Walt Disney Pictures Bolt[31] (until 1/18/2009)
  • *Imagine Ice Champions[33]
  • *Avalon Code[33]
  • *MLB 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars[33]
  • *Big Bang Mini[34]
  • *Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa[35]
  • *Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals[35]
  • *Ninjatown[35]
  • *Miami Law[36]
  • *Up[36]
  • *Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4[36]
  • *Knights in the Nightmare Tutorial[36]
  • *MySims Kingdom[37]
  • *Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs[37]
  • *Brain Quest: Grades 3&4[37]
  • *Brain Quest: Grades 5&6[37]
  • *Spore Creatures[38]
  • *Lock's Quest[38]
  • *My Word Coach[39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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