Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Wii Shop Channel is an online shop for the Wii video game console that allows users to download Virtual Console and WiiWare games, and new channels. Downloading may require redeeming Wii Points. The channel launched with Wii on November 19, 2006. Available software is currently organized into three sections: Virtual Console, WiiWare, and Wii Channels. Wii Points are the currency used in transactions on the Wii Shop Channel. Wii Points may be obtained by either redeeming Nintendo Points Cards purchased from retail outlets or directly through the Wii Shop Channel using a MasterCard or Visa credit card.