They have not mentioned charging to go online at all for games! That is all speculation and bad interpretation. Look for yourself, so far its only for "extra online features", not the online service itself. "atleast no one at Nintendo has ever said anything of the sort"Originally Posted by matthewj
i.e. DLC/Voice and other such extra features they didnt include with there online service contract.Nintendo's Takashi Aoyama announced a new Pay to Play program. This will be a new version of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (NWFC). Aoyama explained that NWFC will remain a free service, but forthcoming experiences will require users to pay a fee to enjoy. These services will fall under the new NWFC: Pay to Play program. Games that utilize the new service will feature a logo similar to the one used for NWFC but is orange and reads Pay to Play at the bottom.
He did say Nintendo is taking steps to ensure consumers don't mistakenly buy a Pay to Play game with the expectation that they will be able to access the entire game for no extra charge
Don't believe the rumors, they might have been vauge on what they ment by it but there was no mention of having to pay for the online service at all even in the future.Nintendo's Takashi Aoyama announced a new expansion to Nintendo's Wi-Fi services called Wii Pay & Play. Aoyama explained that Nintendo will begin "collecting fees for some services [that] will allow us to adapt flexibly." In other words, by subsidizing additional, unnamed service and feature costs to consumers, Nintendo feels they can explore new concepts and channels.
He added that it was a Nintendo initiative to avoid misleading consumers into thinking they can buy games that can be played entirely free when they cannot (whether or not this implies an initiative to begin charging for multiplayer content was unclear). To aid in a clear cost presentation, the blue WFC logo will be joined with a similar red logo featuring the line "Pay & Play.
I don't know why people keep thinking this is some new online service for Nintendo, its pretty clear in every interview that this is for extra services, "like DLC/Voice Chat" and we already know they are on the way to the Wii so its pretty obvious.