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Wii video service will be “different,” could extend to DS

Posted on April 7, 2009 by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News, Wii

It was announced a few months ago that the Wii would soon be receiving a video service from the big N. Now Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has expressed possible interest in extending the service to the DS and has reaffirmed that it may arrive in overseas territories.

“If the Wii and the DS are connected, it should be possible to download video through the Wii and take it with you on the DS…When the service begins, you’ll see how we’re going to do it differently in a Nintendo-like way. There are a lot of on-demand video services, so there’s no reason to do the same thing, so we’re going to do something different. We’ll start the service in Japan, and if it does well, we’d like to take it overseas. [Nintendo wants to make the Wii] something that people will turn on even if they don’t have a purpose in mind. We’re not there yet though, and there are a lot of things we have to do to achieve that.”

Thanks to Jake for the news tip.

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