This week, online-enabled Wii owners beheld a glorious sight not seen in several months, as the blue glow of the Wii drive heralded a Wii update that seemed too long in coming. Clearly Nintendo listened to the masses, as many of the updates addressed some of the console's problems, particularly where the Wii Shop Channel was concerned. While other changes were more cosmetic, they were welcome additions and only add to the value of this innovative system.
Given that most of the changes were relatively minor and that no new channels were unveiled, we can surmise that Nintendo is largely satisfied with the Wii channels for the time being. That makes this the perfect time to step back and assess the channels. Granted, most of them are free, but that doesn't mean they get a pass to be bad, so here are Cerebral Gamer's official marks