Netflix on Wii Goes Disc-Free
In a recent press release, Nintendo and Netflix announced the release of a Netflix channel on Wii’s Shop Channel. The download will of course be free and make the disc currently needed to stream movies completely unnecessary.
Also in the press release, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president, revealed that 3 million Wii owners have used netflix on their systems.
Konami Announces More 3DS Titles
In another press release, this one from Konami, a few more 3DS titles were revealed. While Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater and Pro Evolution Soccer have been known about for a while, Konami confirmed two more entries that are sure to please fans of the company’s classic series. 3DS will play host to a new Frogger title as well as a new Contra; gamers will now get to experience leaping amphibians and ridiculously challenging shooters in glorious 3D.
Officially, the press release was only for Europe, but considering the history of these franchises and their widespread appeal, US releases are highly likely.
This Week’s Downloadable Goodies
The internets have once again been updated with new downloadable releases for Wii and DSi, and this week’s offerings cover all of Nintendo’s bases. The oft-neglected Virtual Console has been given Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, a simplified take on the classic series originally released for SNES. Both WiiWare and DSiWare are dominated by a plethora of varied puzzle games, including a few published by Nintendo itself, though a couple non-gaming offerings have found their way in as well; Happy Holidays Halloween for WiiWare allows gamers to design and send Halloween cards, while Music on: Playing Piano is the latest music teaching tool to find its way to DSiWare. Here’s the full list of this week’s titles and prices.
- Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (800 points)
- ThruSpace (800 points)
- Happy Holidays Halloween (500 points)
- Snapdots (500 points)
- Armada (500 points)
- Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe (200 points)
- Music on: Playing Piano (200 points)