Nintendo: Wii and DS to get on-demand video

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 08 2009 @ 18:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told WSJ that his company is working on a video download service. Wii users will be able to download over the Internet, and if you also have a DS you will be able to transfer the video from your Wii to your handheld console.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal Iwata outlined a set-up that would see the Wii used as a download hub, with video content then made portable via the DS handheld.

"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," said Iwata. "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."


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