Nintendo’s catching up with the times and finally releasing a video service component to the Wii. Called Wii no Ma (Wii House), its actually a bit more ambitious than a video channel. The service also introduces a virtual home for your Mii, kinda like Playstation’s HOME but stripped down. There’s video voting, sharing with the DSi, calendars and even video coupons that you use at businesses with your DSi.
The weirdest feature of them all seems to be the ordering of services via the Wii, like a Wii shop channel but for actual products. Maybe inspired by World of Warcraft’s /pizza command? Who knows! This also opens up the possibility for adding clothing and color options to the Mii system which is something that’s badly needed.
The Wii House service goes live in Japan on May 1 and no content list has been released so far, much less is known about a western deployment of the service. Nintendo is further pushing the Wii as a sort of family central with this new component but honestly it all looks a little bland to me. What’s your take?
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