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WiiWare finally launched in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Mar 2008 17:57 User comments (6)

WiiWare finally launched in Japan Nintendo's WiiWare service has finally launched in Japan and the company says there will be nine titles available on launch day.
Following the Japanese launch is the North American launch on May 12th and finally the European launch (to be known as Wii Software not WiiWare) sometime later this year. Each title will cost between 500 and 1500 Wii points and the list, courtesy of GI.biz is:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
Plonpos
Okiraku Ping Pong
Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan
Dr. Mario
Saku Saku Animal Panic
Star Solider R
Tenshi Solitaire
Pokmon Ranch

At the same time, Sega has announced that it will be bringing Master System classics Wonder Boy and Fantasy Zone to Nintendo's Virtual Console with more titles promised soon.

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6 user comments

126.3.2008 18:49

The states got wii ware before Japan is amazing to me(because 90% of the time they get the technology first)and I hope we can continue to try out games/accessories first.

226.3.2008 19:56

Originally posted by trexxus:
The states got wii ware before Japan is amazing to me(because 90% of the time they get the technology first)and I hope we can continue to try out games/accessories first.
you make no sense... read it again buddy

326.3.2008 20:01

Quote:
The states got wii ware before Japan is amazing to me(because 90% of the time they get the technology first)and I hope we can continue to try out games/accessories first.
I think you got mixed up with the wii's launch with the wiiware's launch. Although there was a section called wiiware, it isn't fully launched it, as of right now it only contains a few key softwares like check mii out etc. Although the states was the first to get the wii, unfortunately the games still follow behind. Japan got Brawl before we did.

427.3.2008 9:31
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I would like to know where they got this information at i am in the u.s.a and where getting wiiware on the 28th of this month occording to the nintendo update message are wii's received just a few days ago.

527.3.2008 13:22

I'm kind of confused. They mention Wiiware, but also mention games... I thought the games were Virtual Console and Wiiware was Check Mii out, Voting, etc..
Anyways, I can't wait to play some classic Sega Master System games! No one really knew about that system, but I HAD ONE! Personally I felt it was better then NES, just not as popular :-(

627.3.2008 15:37

They should have a Genesis (Mega Drive here) emulator!

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