Why are the online functions on the Wii limited? Nintendo won’t tell you
Speaking on the limitations of Wii’s online capabilities, Rose Lappin of Nintendo of Australia explained, “…What we do have available at this stage for online gaming is Mario Kart Wii, and coming out June 26, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In terms of downloadable content, we also have the various Wii Channels that are available including Mii Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Wii Shop Channel, Internet Channel, Photo Channel, Nintendo Channel and Mii Contest Channel; as well as Virtual Console, for classic game downloads, and now WiiWare for new downloads.”
In addition to avoiding the issue, the reply is rather…lame. The downloadable content that is described honestly isn’t really downloadable; since, after all, the content does end up being removed from the Wii eventually (Brawl levels expire after a day, Mario Kart Wii tournaments rotate every week.) Nintendo obviously isn’t prepared to provide fans with a sufficient answer, which is a shame.