Nintendo Channel Finally Comes to Europe
Posted by Damien McFerran
North American Wii owners have been ‘enjoying’ the pleasures of the Nintendo Channel for some time now, but European (and Aussie) gamers have had to endure a long a protracted wait in order to see what all the fuss is about. Thankfully, that is soon to change as Nintendo has triumphantly announced that new service, which allows you to view videos and preview new titles, will be hitting EU and Australian consoles from tomorrow.
To be honest, aside from the ability to download demos to your DS, there’s not a great deal to get excited about. Much has been reported about the dubious ‘information exchange’ that occurs through the channel (and is a pre-requisite to being able to access aforementioned demos), with Nintendo leeching personal details such as your connection speed and Mii settings in order to “make your experience more enjoyable”.
It’s fairly obvious to anyone with half a brain that this is just one grand exercise in making Nintendo even more money; using this info they’ll undoubtedly concoct new ways to sell you things. The cads.
Anyway, look out for that eerie blue light around 12AM tonight, Euro-gamers (and folks Down Under)!