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Nintendo outlines video services for Wii, DS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Apr 2009 21:50 User comments (4)

Nintendo outlines video services for Wii, DS In an interview with the WSJ, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has outlined his company's plans to start a video download service for the Wii, following in the steps of rivals Sony and Microsoft however doing "something different."
The Wii would be used as a download hub, with the video content easily being made portable through the DS or DSi handhelds.

"If the Wii and the DS are connected, it should be possible to download video through the Wii and take it with you on the DS,"
added Iwata. "When the service begins, you'll see how we're going to do it differently in a Nintendo-like way. There are a lot of on-demand video services, so there’s no reason to do the same thing, so we’re going to do something different."

Iwata did not go into when the service might begin, or any details on pricing of the content, but did note that Japanese users would receive the service first, followed by European and North American gamers.

We will keep you updated.

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4 user comments

110.4.2009 23:37

Its about time, hell even the GBA could play Video's.

211.4.2009 10:07

Sup,
I'm a little concerned that about what he said.
"There are a lot of on-demand video services, so there’s no reason to do the same thing, so we’re going to do something different." Sometimes something different with Nintendo may not be something good or something we want. Then again in the case of the Wii something different turned out to be amazing. So we just have to wait and see.

312.4.2009 23:45

Originally posted by Matt898:
Sup,
I'm a little concerned that about what he said.
"There are a lot of on-demand video services, so there’s no reason to do the same thing, so we’re going to do something different." Sometimes something different with Nintendo may not be something good or something we want. Then again in the case of the Wii something different turned out to be amazing. So we just have to wait and see.
I bet you $100 they try to throw in a gimmick where you have to be moving on the Wiifit balance board or actively shaking the controller to watch a movie.

413.4.2009 17:13
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