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Editing the description because the Shop Channel has been shut down.
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The '''Wii Shop Channel''' is was the place Nintendo created to buy/download official software from the internet directly to your Wii. You can could download lots of different content for your Wii, this includes new channels, [[Virtual Console]] games and WiiwareWiiWare. The latter two must could be purchased by either buying a points card at a retail store, or by entering your credit card into the channel. On January 31, 2019, the Wii Shop Channel was shut down, sadly. You can still access the shop, but there will be nothing left in the shop except the Wii U Transfer Tool and The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Save Data Update Channel.
== Channels ==
The Wii Channels section features featured additional non-game channels that can could be downloaded and used on your Wii.
The Wii Channels section in the Wii Shop Channel was originally under the name of WiiWare in North America and Wii Software in Europe, before moving to its own dedicated space when WiiWare launched.
== Downloading ==
During downloads, an 8-bit Mario runs across the screen collecting coins, representing the download's progress. Every 33%, Mario will hit one of the three blocks on the screen. The third and final block is a multi-coin block that Mario will stand under and continue to hit from 99% until the download is complete. Pressing the A button will make Mario shoot fire balls if he is Fire Mario. Sometimes, Luigi appears in place of Mario, or both Mario and Luigi will swim across the screen. There are six different animations, some appearing more often than others.
Software downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel is saved onto the Wii console's internal memory. After a download is complete, the new software appears on the Wii Menu as a channel. Software can be copied to SD cards or re-downloaded for freeif you purchased it. Wii consoles with system software version 4.0 can download software directly to SD cards.
== Revisions and Updates ==
The Wii Shop Channel's title ID is 0x0001000248414241 (HABA), and for Korean Wiis, 0x000100024841424B (HABK).
If you have the latest git of libogc, available from git://hackmii.com/home/ogcgit/libogc if you have a git client, you can use the following code to start the shop channel Shop Channel and jump to a specific product:
WII_LaunchTitleWithArgs(0x0001000248414241LL, 0,"/startup?initpage=showTitle&titleId=*FULLTITLEID*", NULL /*terminator*/ );
WII_LaunchTitleWithArgs(0x0001000248414241LL, 0,"/startup?initpage=showTitle&titleId=000100014d414250", NULL /*terminator*/ );
 
== Channels in the Shop still there? ==
 
Interestingly, most of the software that was in the Shop is not completely gone, it is still on Nintendo's servers, but the software is simply hidden from plain view. If you open the Wii Message Board, then open the permotianal message from Nintendo about YouTube on Wii (others may work as well, as long as they are about a new software title), then click Start, it will launch the Wii Shop and go to the YouTube page, although, you cannot download the channel because the bottom of the page where the download button would be says "This software is currently unavalible."
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