Monday, 29th December 2008
In Japan Entertainment News,
Wii to offer films and food shopping in Japan
Japan-based users of the popular Wii games console will soon be able to order food and watch movies on the device, it has emerged.
AFP reports that Nintendo is planning to team up with leading Japanese advertising firm Dentsu to launch the video service in 2009.
In a joint statement, the companies said: "Nintendo and Dentsu shall use the environment surrounding the Wii so that living rooms with Wii-ready TVs would become more of a fun area for communication among families and friends."
Next Spring, Nintendo will also launch the Food Delivery Channel which will allow users to order a variety of products from curry and pizza to sushi and Chinese food, through the food ordering site Demae-can.com.
In November this year, sales of Nintendo Wiis topped the seven million mark.
Figures from magazine publisher Enterbrain showed that as of November 23rd 7,024,239 units had been sold since they were launched in December 2006.
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