Wii Browser to Be Free Until July 2007

Aron Schatz
September 27, 2006

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Nintendo and Opera will be releasing the Wii Browser for free until 2007. After that date it will cost you some dough. This is to help sales of their system at launch.


Opera Software, the makers of the Wii's Web-surfing software, cleared that situation up a bit today with news that its browser for the system would be free for a limited time. Gamers will be able to download the Opera browser from the Wii Shop Channel free of charge until June 2007, the company announced today. After June 2007, the browser will be available to download for an undetermined number of Wii points, the virtual currency of the Wii Shop Channel. The browser will support Flash and AJAX-based content, and while it will be customized for Nintendo's next-gen system, Opera promises it will have "the same complete standards support as the Opera 9 Desktop browser," with functions including bookmarks and zoom. The browser will also be designed to work specifically with the motion-sensing Wii controllers.


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