IGN writes: "Today's a day of celebration -- an anniversary of a major event. Today's the day that WiiWare, Nintendo's digitally-distributed software service, turns one year old. It was on May 12, 2008 that the first WiiWare went on sale on the virtual shelves of the Wii Shop, and while it might be surprising that it's already been an entire year, it's undeniable that a lot has happened in just the past 12 months.
So, today, we're going to take the opportunity of WiiWare's anniversary to take a look back over these past 365 days and pick apart the service's first year of existence. What have been the highlights? The biggest developments? The must-download hits? We'll look at them all, and then gaze into our crystal balls to get a sense of what to expect in WiiWare's second year, too".