The Wii Shop Channel is undergoing maintenance.  We know the North American and Japanese Wii Shop channels are down.  It’s also worth noting that this is the 1 year anniversary for the Japanese WiiWare launch.  Also the Japanese Wii Shop is currently scheduled to come back online the exact time Iwata’s keynote is over.  This may end up being a minor update or it may be coincide with Iwata’s keynote and reveal some surprises.  We will all find out soon.  At 9am PT, Iwata takes the stage.  Keep checking Pure Nintendo for the latest Nintendo news.