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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamespot
    When the Wii arrives in stores on Sunday, it will do so without some of its promised functionality. Nintendo today announced that users looking to surf the Web, check the weather, or peruse the news on their Wii systems will need to wait a while.

    The Forecast Channel, which will provide users with free constantly updated weather reports from around the world, will go live December 20. Information for the channel, which allows users to manipulate a 3D globe to find their forecasts, will be provided by Japan-based Weathernews.

    That debut will be followed by the arrival of the Wii News Channel on January 27. Once live, the Wii News Channel will provide users with constantly updated headlines from around the world, courtesy of the Associated Press.

    The Wii Web Broswer will also trail the system's launch, though it's not clear by how much. Nintendo said only that more information about the browser's availability "will be released in the coming weeks." The browser's developer, Opera Software, has said that it will be free to download until June 2007 and will be sold on the Wii Shop Channel after that.

    As for the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo says it will be up and running on day one, offering at least a dozen Virtual Console games for users to download. Gamers whose retro favorites aren't in the initial batch can take some comfort in Nintendo's announcement that new games will be made available on the service every Monday after launch.
    Wow, that really sucks. Nintendo is screwing up the online portion of the Wii already. I knew this was going to happen.

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    whatever, you still got games right...

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    oh well, its not really the main reason everyones getting the wii, its for the controller and the new gameplay pretty much. although it would be nice to have it day one but we dont and its not very important. (i dont think)
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    This is piss poor in my opinion.

    I too sensed and feared this would happen. I've been trawling the Opera forums over the past weeks for more information on 'Opera 9 for devices' that's destined for Wii, and there's VERY little information out there. The only evidence of the browser in action so far seems to be the single same old clip showing Google, an Eastern culinery page and Google Maps.

    I read Nintendo's statement as, "will only have half of the promised functionality at launch".


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    they do need to get their s**t together but I do trust they will get it up early 2007.

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    Um...I am pretty positive it has been mentioned in MANY MANY threads that the web browser will not be available on wii on launch. Anyone who thought otherwise, just wasn't informed.

    In every thread where browsing has been mentioned it has been brought up that it won't be available on launch, so I am confused as too why people are dissapointed over something that should have been common knowledge.

    p.s. buy a computer if you want a computer.

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    At least they're not doing what Sony did, and under-produced the system all together! I'm somewhat disappointed, but still have faith.
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    I would rather have features that work good but come late rather than early and have problems. You know what I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroidZ
    I would rather have features that work good but come late rather than early and have problems. You know what I mean?
    Ahh, some common sense is prevailing.

    If you're spending your time reading the Forecast and the News on you're Wii, perhaps you shouldn't have gotten one?

    Cable works just fine (better) for both of those.

    Lack of browser is alittle sad, but that's been known for some time, and I personally don't really care. Theres 3 computers in my house, why do I need a 4th? I want a game console, and I'll get one November 19.

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    Seriously, it takes an assload of infrastructure (for Nintendo, at least) to support all the channels and online functionality. This news just backs up my theory that Nintendo rushed the Wii to launch to keep pace with the PS3.

    Personally, I'm looking forward to these channels, and this news isn't hurting my feelings; it will give me time to enjoy the other aspects of the Wii rather than being flooded with everything at once.

    MetroidZ - I know exactly what you mean. My latest computer I built had to go through 3 revisions on the BIOS before it would work properly because Asus released a buggy product early, rather than waiting and working out the kinks first.

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