Wii getting new a new feature – “Bonus Redeem Software”

Posted under News, Wii
5 years ago by (@NE_Brian)

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About a month ago, it was noticed that the Wii Shop Channel had a slight change to its interface. On the first screen of the channel, the “Settings” button was modified to “Settings and Features,” which seemed to point at some sort of update in the future. It’s worth noting that when this was discovered, there were no additions to the shop channel. However, one report is coming in that the Wii Shop Channel has finally seen a conspicuous alteration, but only on Japanese Wii consoles. When one clicks the “Settings and Features” button, an object comparable to a medallion shows up. Following this, a 16 digit code is required. At the time of writing, no one seems to be quite sure of the “feature’s,” functions however. The input of both American and Japanese Wii console numbers were attempted, with no results. According to the same source, the Japanese Wii Shop manuals have updated information about the feature, but due to the lack of Japanese language knowledge, the information has yet to be deciphered. More news as it breaks.

Mini-update: Some have begun to speculate that the new feature on the Shop Channel will allow users to obtain free Wii points, possibly related to WiiWare/VC titles. Basically, if one were to complete a game, you’d receive a code to enter that could reward someone with Wii points. Whether this is actually true remains to be seen, but would make sense and would be an interesting update.

2nd mini-update: I’ve made the screenshot a bit clearer, so if anyone can read Japanese, try taking a crack at the text!

3rd mini-update:  handheldplayer, in our comments section, suggests that the text reads as “Bonus Redeem Software.” Can anyone else confirm this? And does anyone have a guess as to what this could mean? More pictures here and here, courtesy of WiiRevolution1.

4th update: Mystery solved – Also according to handheldplayer, it seems that certain retail games will provide numbers for the Wii Shop Channel. The Wii will be able to obtain the “bonus software,” through the Wii Shop Channel. I’m assuming that this could end up being free content for some games, but the specifics of this newest addition haven’t been exactly pinpointed. Still, I’m hoping that such a feature would eventually be considered for North America, but its anyone’s guess at the moment!

  • kelly

    it says nintendo dont give crap about u now waste more money on lame mii games.

  • http://g.tgbus.com handheldplayer

    bonus software redeem

  • WiiRevolution1

    Hey I’m the one who took those pics off my Wii.

    heres two more pictures. These are of the Wii Shop Channel Manual detailing the new featiure:

    http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p231/WiiRevolution1/DSC02145.jpg

    http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p231/WiiRevolution1/DSC02146.jpg

    And I dont know Japanese so I’m just as clueless as anyone ese…

  • http://g.tgbus.com handheldplayer

    I just said that’s “bonus software redeem”,you’ll get redeem number from japanese retail game, so you can input the number here.your Wii will get the bonus software.

  • http://g.tgbus.com handheldplayer

    one redeem number for one Wii only!

  • WiiRevolution1

    bonus software redeem eh? Interesting…this I did’nt think it at 1st but its leaning more and more to free wiipoints if you do stuff.

    Hopefully we find out what it does soon.

    Also hope it releases in NA (yea right..)

  • WiiRevolution1

    Sorry did’nt see your latest comment; Oh I see. Wonder what kind of redeems you can get from games…

  • 2Juicy4U

    Didnt Nintendo say basically this was what WiiConnect24 was supposed to do all along? It just sounds like Nintendo was trying to shut us up with some stupid crap to keep us busy. This idea was announced basically at E3 06′ whats the deal Nintendo?

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