Wii Wi-Fi Secrets Revealed

A Nintendo official website was spotted, earlier today, explaining the company's online policy for the Wii. The information has subsequently been withdrawn but we have managed to glean as much information from it as was possible.

The website suggests that Nintendo will fully support online gameplay and the Wii will connect through a wireless router or a USB 2.0 LAN adaptor. The online service for Wii will be free while it will use the Friend Code System which was introduced with the DS. Many gamers expect Nintendo to introduce a few enhancements to the Friend Code System, or at least make it optional under the Parental Control settings. The main gripe with the DS online strategy is that each game has its own code while if your memory is erased for any reason you lose your Friends Code.

Another interesting insight into Nintendo's plans comes from the mention of Virtual Console and how new developers will use it as a gateway to promote their products. From day one of the Wii's development Nintendo has made it clear that it plans to make the Wii a developer friendly platform; in that respect the development kit is extremely affordable for most content creators while we now find out that all Wii owners will be able to see what games are available from independent developers through the Virtual Console. According to the website: It (Virtual Console) also will be home to new games conceived by indie developers whose creativity is larger than their budgets.

Stay with MegaGames for more Wii information as launch day approaches.

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Wii Wi-Fi Secrets Revealed

Oh nintendo your hyping up the WII (controller technically) far more then the original Xbox was hyped up, I hope you can pull of the godlike things your claiming luckily you are Nintendo and even though I didn't buy your last console you've never "over hyped" your products like MS and Sony

Wii Wi-Fi Secrets Revealed

Anonymousat 13:42 18/7/2006I think he just meant in general senseif you also look at the PS3 QnA article there is absoloutly no hype attempt and is stating basic detail about there marketing strategy and some features and yet Fanboys called it hyperemember what it's like these days

Wii Wi-Fi Secrets Revealed

For $1200 or Even $1000 i can buy a new Hig-End GPU and MotherBoard with a CPU. PS3 is just too expensive for a console when you can upgrade your PC that will run games faster and at higher resoltuion. Not worth it Sony.

Wii Wi-Fi Secrets Revealed

I'm in uk and could pre order PS3 and Wii ages ago. I actually started off a Wii list, and got on a PS3 list somewhere. Like you say, there does as always seem to be a lot more people pre ordering the Sony machine, but hey, i haven't paid a deposit yet. Anyway i only want a PS3 to sell straight away on ebay. My Wii will have pride of place in my house. Long live innovation, Nintendo rule!!! The list of things for Sony and Microsoft to copy is getting quite big now...

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