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

Saturday, 23 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.