GDC: Nintendo announces “Pay to Play” for Wii games

Saturday, 23rd February 2008 08:22 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to this, Nintendo network administration manager Takashi Aoyama announced something called “Pay to Play” at GDC yesterday, which will apparently mean that it’ll cost money to play certain Wii games online.

Wii games that incur charges for network play are going to be branded with a red WiFi sticker, Aoyama said. Predictably, the internet’s having a bit of a hernia about this, but for now there are no more details on when the new charging system’s going to launch, how much play will cost, and so on.



  1. Syrok

    Wii pay to play. :)

    I hope Sony doesn’t follow suit, as that was one, if a minor, reason, why I bought the PS3 instead of the 360.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Syrok

    That said, I fully expect Sony to charge for online play at some stage. Maybe not for shooters or sport games but for MMO and the like. Or they are betting on making enough money with Home.

    Still can’t edit my comments. There are far to many commas in my previous comment. ::(

    #2 7 years ago
  3. mart

    This will fail.

    Edit: You can now edit comments, the formatting’s a little bit off, which I’ll fix tomorrow.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Syrok


    Edit: °/ IT WORKS

    #4 7 years ago

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