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I just bought wii. I wonder, Is online free or pay.?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Raz100perc, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Raz100perc

    Raz100perc WiiChat Member

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    I just bought wii. I wonder, Is online free or pay.? Iread one of post it said free and other said pay. I need update answer.

    thank you .

    Raz
     
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    Playing the wii online is free. The thread you saw is problably talking about the "pay to play" option that has been announced. This will be in certain games but no games that are being released soon.
     
  4. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    You may have misunderstood them. The internet browser costs 500 wii points, but the games are free to play online.
     
  5. HammerBro.

    HammerBro. The worst "usernamer"

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    Technically, it is free. But if you need to buy some equipment to get on there, such as a wireless router, then you would need to spend some money.
     
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    nice_wii God of rock

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    Depends on which game. Theyre realising games that you have *Pay to Play*
     
  7. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    even then pay to play refers to "extra features" like DLC/Voice chat, not the online play itself.
    Atleast based on what nintendo reps have said so far, also why pay to play is going to be on a game to game basis and not a new online service, it only covers games that use "extra features". It will only cost you to download stuff and maybe for voice chat in the future.

    Beyond that to do anything online with the Wii is free aslong as you have it hooked up to the internet. You simply have to pay to download things onto your Wii as anyone would probably expect to have to do.
     
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    Dal The Seagulls Cry.

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    In the FUTURE, Nintendo will have pay 'n play. But now, going online is free. Unless you want to buy channels, (cool interactive things), or virtual console games, (games from NES, SNES, ect), then you'll have to buy Wii Points at a store.
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    Even then they have not mention charging for online servie at all, the Pay to play has only been mentioned when it comes to extra online features not the basic "get online and play somone else". Most likely online play will continue to be free for the life of the console because they are in contract for this service and have already paid for it.

    We will just have to pay for the bells and whistles on some games if we want them in the future.
     
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    matthewj Online Gamer

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    there was a pay and play thing that has been anounced and has yet to come out so right now all the online games are free. you will know because instead of the nintendo wifi logo there will be a pay and play logo.
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    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"

    i.e. DLC/Voice and other such extra features they didnt include with there online service contract.

    Even more..

    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.
    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.
     
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  12. Raz100perc

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    Thank u guys all for reply posts. I dont have router wireless but i do have router and high speed internet to my computer. i m going to buy Nyko Net Connect Wii for wii connect to my router thru internet. is that right item? :scared:

    Any suggestion best game can play online before i consider buy more games at the store? :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Nintendo have officially stated that online play is free, but I have read recently that software publishers may charge a fee for playing their game online, if they wanted to.
     

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