JAPAN: Wii VOD arriving May 1st

Nintendo’s entry into the video on demand service will hit Japan on May 1st, though in typical Nintendo style the ‘Wii no Ma’ channel is set to be far more than simply a video portal.

Andriasang reports that the channel will take the shape of a virtual living room where up to eight Miis can exist. Services are access from this virtual hub, with the TV being the portal to the downloadable video content.

Promotional videos will be accessible from the plastic plant, whilst other additions will include a calendar and daily image service. Nintendo is also intending to offer guest appearances from celebrities, who will arrive in a user’s virtual home to present special content.

The platform holder has also confirmed that video content will be downloadable to the DSi, though not to older models such as the DS Lite.

The launch line-up and pricing are yet to be revealed.

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