After a download is complete, the new software appears on the Wii Menu as a channel.

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You can download lots of different content for your Wii, this includes new channels, Virtual Console games and Wiiware.

The latter two must be purchased by either buying a points card at a retail store, or by entering your credit card into the channel.

The Wii Channels section features additional non-game channels that can be downloaded and used on Wii.

The Wii Channels section in the Wii Shop Channel was originally under the name of Wii Ware in North America and Wii Software in Europe, before moving to its own dedicated space when Wii Ware launched.

During downloads, an 8-bit Mario runs across the screen collecting coins, representing the download's progress.

Every 33%, Mario will hit one of the three blocks on the screen.

The third and final block is a multi-coin block that Mario will stand under and continue to hit from 99% until the download is complete.

Pressing the A button will make Mario shoot fire balls if he is Fire Mario.

Sometimes, Luigi appears in place of Mario, or both Mario and Luigi will swim across the screen.