Wii Shop Channel

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Wii Shop Channel
Wii Shop Channel.png
Type Pre-installed
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) NA November 19, 2006
JP December 2, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
Genre(s) Utility
Input methods Wii Remote, USB Keyboard
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wii Shop Channel
GameIDs HABA01, HABK01
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The Wii Shop Channel allows users to download Virtual Console games, WiiWare, and Wii Channels directly to the Wii. Nintendo uses Wii Points as the currency within the channel, and many downloads require payment.

As of 5.0-2870 it is possible to not only download demos, but also to buy Wii points and purchase titles. If using a real Wii NAND, that Wii will be able to download those titles as purchases are tied to the console ID. Titles downloaded are installed directly to your system menu.

Emulation Information

Network Certificates Required

Wii Shop Channel has functionalities that requires proper network certificates extracted from an IOS to work. Refer to the network guide for more information.


The Wii Shop Channel requires the latest version of itself to be installed. Simply do an online update to get the latest version. Note: the System Menu and its System Menu IOS must be installed for online updates to work.


  • Keys from a real Wii are required. Nintendo's servers (and more specifically IAS, the Identity Authentication Services) check for the Wii's identity and will deny access to the shop if the device certificate is not signed by Nintendo.
  • If the device ID and certificate mismatch, Nintendo will not allow accessing the shop.
  • If your console is already registered, error 205906 will be shown on start. This is non fatal and as long as Dolphin's Wii country setting matches with the original account's, it is possible to simply dismiss the error and access the main page.

Proper NAND

The Wii Shop Channel is a bit picky about installed titles in the NAND, so a proper NAND is required.


Post-Install Error 206674

Error 206674 will appear before a title installation completes for the first time. This is due to a title caching issue in Dolphin and is non-fatal. The cache issue is partially fixed in 5.0-3004, enough for this error to disappear and downloading to SD card to work.

Existing Title Updates

The Shop makes no attempt to download and install new title contents, which results in broken channels after an update. Fixed in 5.0-2874.

Ticket Decryption

The Wii Shop channel uses console specific ("personalized") tickets, which Dolphin currently does not handle correctly. This results in contents being decrypted incorrectly. Fixed in 5.0-2862.


This channel does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Wii Shop Channel since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-15417 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This channel has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r7598 Windows 7 Intel Quad Core Xeon @ 2.8GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Unable to configure internet settings. SephirothFanatic
3.0 Windows 7 Intel Quad Core Xeon @ 2.8GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Unable to configure internet settings. SephirothFanatic
3.0-376 Windows 7 Intel Quad Core Xeon @ 2.8GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Unable to configure internet settings. SephirothFanatic
3.0-913 Windows 8 AMD @ UnknownGHz ATI Radeon HD 7520G Black Screen Guest
5.0 Windows 7 Intel @ 2.2GHz Intel Gave error 206672, would've worked perfectly Guest
5.0-2612 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics First, there is a message that says that i did not read the contract, i tried to read it and then the channel, then the emulator hangs, i had to force closing. EblfIYH
5.0-2646 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics Error 206672. EblfIYH
5.0-2742 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics After installing IOS 61 the error code changes to Error 204905. EblfIYH
5.0-2874 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-3630QM @ 2.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M Fully functional, assuming you have a proper NAND dump. mbc07
5.0-3156 Windows 8.1 Intel Pentium J2900 @ 2.41GHz Intel HD Graphics Error 205906,Had to work ttndx2014online
5.0-9470 Windows 10 AMD Ryzen 3 1300X @ 3.5GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti No issues encountered, aside from Error 205906. Deerly beloved
5.0-14197 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400 Perfect, if you have proper NAND dump with keys. Jack

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