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Some Wii Online features not ready for launch

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. i0n

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    In a press release issued today, Nintendo have announced that many of the Wii's online features will not be available come this Sundays North American launch date.

    These features include the forecast channel which will debut on Dec 20th, and the news channels which is slated for Jan 17th 2007.

    The press release also suggests a delay in the Wii Opera browser with the passage, "more information about the availability of the browser will be released in the coming weeks."

    Nintendo did however confirm that 12 Virtual Console games would be available on launch day, including Donkey Kong, SimCity, Super Mario 64, Sonic the Hedgehog and Bomberman '93.

    The release also confirmed that new VC content would be released every Monday and established pricing for Genesis and Turbo-Grafx games at 800 points ($8) and 600 points ($6) respectively.

    Press release
    via Joystiq
     
  2. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Decent price seeing as they are not Nintendo consoles :ciappa:
     
  3. motherbrainrulez

    motherbrainrulez WiiChat Member

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    not surprised by this delay, iexpected this but i hope this doesnt become a jurrasic park things going offline and stuff
     
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    i like the whole every monday vc release.
     
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    Janurary 17th is like in 2 months, which is far away :(
    I am disappointed :(:mad2:
     
  6. D Twizzle

    D Twizzle Lovin' The Wii

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    Not good news, I wanted to be really spoilt for choice on what to do on my Wii :sad:
     
  7. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    Ah, too bad, but i'm not going to be spending my hours watching the news or the weather anyways. but the globe thing looks cool and i think i'll be wasting about 10 minutes on it :lol:
     
  8. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Oh yeah, thats true. Didn't they say every month? Now its every week (Monday's)? :tard:
     
  9. I_WANT_WII

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    Now I have something to look forward to when I get a wii. But be glad that the channels are free!!
     
  10. COLDshiver

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    OH SNAP! New VC games every monday?? Hell yeah! didn't see that. That means i'm gonna buy some points just in case Goldeneye comes out
     
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    DragonM3D Wiimate

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    I dont mind. Im getting the Wii to play games solely.
     
  12. jssmrkingrevenge

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    Sweet! New Vc Every Mon! Woo!
    Must... Attain... Wiipoints... !
     
  13. DBloke

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    noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    its like the dreamcast saga all over again
     
  14. MetroidZ

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    no, i dont think so. :prrr:
     
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    Yea me neither...
     
  16. Equis

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    I Want The Weather!!!!

    Just To Play With The Globe! O Well Thank You!
     
  17. rainbowblack

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    i can live without it's basic functions for awhile, I'm going to have new-school old-school zelda on the brain the whole time. I wont miss a thing
     
  18. NateTheGreat

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    Just as long as I can play GC and Wii games, I'll be happy. Really hope Opeara is available soon, though.
     
  19. pmarc22

    pmarc22 You can't resist it...

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    the thing i'm most upset is probably the opera browser... kinda disappointing, but i'm not mad at nintendo for having a few "bugs", if you will, in the beginning... they're not the only system to have that... *cough* X-BOX *cough*
     
  20. Viper

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    Dude i love the Wii, i play all day but im mad that the opera browser isnt out cause even though i have a wireless laptop in my room infront of me,(that sounded smarter in my head, well not really) i wanna just use the Wii. That and so my neighbor doesn't have to come to my house to use it lol.:thumbsup:
     

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