Gamer Mania 2

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Wee Wii will have free web for a year.. yay.

Opera Software, the makers of the Wii's Web-surfing software, cleared that situation up a bit today with news that its browser for the system would be free for a limited time. Gamers will be able to download the Opera browser from the Wii Shop Channel free of charge until June 2007, the company announced today.

After June 2007, the browser will be available to download for an undetermined number of Wii points, the virtual currency of the Wii Shop Channel.

The browser will support Flash and AJAX-based content, and while it will be customized for Nintendo's next-gen system, Opera promises it will have "the same complete standards support as the Opera 9 Desktop browser," with functions including bookmarks and zoom. The browser will also be designed to work specifically with the motion-sensing Wii controllers.

Ok.. so the deal behind this.. you're going to have to buy an internet browser for the Wii after June 07. I don't get why really, that should be free, it is on PC's. Here's to hoping it won't be expensive as crap (I'm sure Zam will be the only one who gets that joke), I would definitely like one if I get a Wii.

P.S. If anyone knows who that is inside the O please tell me...


  • Seems kind of weird to charge for a browser after a year. They should just keep it free.

    By Blogger SmilesD, at 6:12 PM  

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