Wii to Ship With Update Disc. Online Beta Dated

System update and WiiConnect details emerge.

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Wii to Ship With Update Disc. Online Beta Dated
According to long-standing online Nintendo leak sources, the Wii will ship with a system updater disc when it goes on sale in the coming months. The content of the disc - referred to internally at Nintendo as Wii Start-Up Disc - is unknown, though it is speculated that a firmware update is required for the first batch of Wii hardware already waiting to go on sale.

As you will have read, Nintendo has recently dropped hints that it's well underway with Wii production a direct reaction to Sony's well-publicised issues with PlayStation 3 manufacture.

Further speculation outlines the Wii online beta test will take place between September 18 and October 23 and will seek to bottom out all bugs in the Wii's Virtual Console, WiiConnect24 and 'other' online elements. Some assert that this test essentially dates the console for an October 23 launch, though as you know, an online service can launch well after its host hardware.

It's also worth pointing out that Nintendo has already let slip the fact that any online offering the Wii will have over launch will be scant at best, with third-parties complaining that they are unable to provide 'Net play on day one.

At time of going to press, it is unknown if any Nintendo first-party titles will make use of the Wii's access to Nintendo's online services.
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Comments

SilverDogg 13 Sep 2006 10:52
1/7
wth is this wooconnect24 you are talking about? ;P
lozbag 13 Sep 2006 11:53
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SilverDogg wrote:
wth is this wooconnect24 you are talking about? ;P


maybe you should set your own house in order before you start making any comments relating to copy accuracy.

So now that I have done that. wooconnect24? lol x 1000.
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SilverDogg 13 Sep 2006 14:20
3/7
boho, what did i do wrong ;_;
ozfunghi 13 Sep 2006 14:40
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lozbag wrote:
SilverDogg wrote:
wth is this wooconnect24 you are talking about? ;P


maybe you should set your own house in order before you start making any comments relating to copy accuracy.


Bite his nose off! Bite!

Good boy!

In case you didn't get it, the "wth" i think you're referring to, is short for "what the hell" and not a typo for "what"... my two cents of course.
duque 13 Sep 2006 14:42
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If this is true, do you know what it means?

It means that there are already Wii systems packed on theyr box, ready for distribution.
RiseFromYourGrave 13 Sep 2006 16:18
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connect24 is the online system that nintendo are using for the wii which means that the console will be connected to the internet 24 hours a day, wether in use or not. probably the best thing about this is that people will be receiving content like demos whilst theyre not using the wii.
Joji 13 Sep 2006 19:23
7/7
Fair enough, I'll give Nintendo a bit more time to get it right. Wii offline will do just fine til then for me.

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