The Wii Shop Theme Was A Banger

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Opening in December 2006, and serving millions around the world for over a decade, the Wii Shop closes its virtual doors at the end of today. While the storefront itself will be gone, though, its theme song will live on forever.

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The Wii’s low-fi system soundtrack, like the Wii U’s after it, was a beautiful thing to just leave on in the background. Like, for ten hours, if that’s what you wanted:

But the beat could do so much more:

And finally, in the most fitting way possible to say goodbye:

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

Man, I miss the whole Wii/Wii U aesthetic. It bums me out that Nintendo abandoned it super hard with the Switch. I loved the music! I loved the bizarre non-essential apps (like News and Weather and most importantly, Miiverse)! I love Miis, who are basically having their last hurrah in Smash Bros but are otherwise dead.

Such a bummer that it’s all pretty much gone now. I love the Switch but it doesn’t have the same level of personality that the previous two systems had.