I'm just wondering how people think Nintendo's online service will develop over time.
When you compare their current service to an established and successful service like Xbox Live (XBL) it's clear that there is so much more that can (and needs to) be done.
As online multiplayer is soon to be introduced surely a better method of managing 'friends' can't be far behind? Along with better communications (voice comms)? And being able to see what games your friends have been playing and checking their progress/scores?
And how about some kind of integrated online service like xbox.com? Maybe just for checking your Wii messages online and checking what your Ďfriendsí are up to. Or eventually I'd love to see something along the lines of what Microsoft and Turn 10 are introducing with the release of Forza 2 where there will be a dedicated web site directly linked to XBL offering leader boards, car auctions, tournaments etc.
I think theres so much that can be done Iím genuinely excited to see what Nintendo will come up with. Iím sure itís not a case of if theyíll improve their service, but when.
*Apologies for all the references to XBL. I have a 360 and so just used it as a comparison. It's also, in my opinion, the best online service available on any console at the moment. If Nintendo could offer even a quarter of this service (and for free) Iíd be very happy.