The '''Wii Shop Channel''' was the place Nintendo created to buy/download official software from the internet directly to your Wii. You could download lots of different content for your Wii, this includes new channels, [[Virtual Console]] games and WiiWare. The latter two 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.