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Netflix streaming discs for Wii start hitting mailboxes

Saturday, 27th March 2010 20:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Netflix has started sending out out discs this week to Wii users, so that they can enjoy streaming movies along with 360 and PS3 owners.

Announced earlier this year, the service is free from Nintendo, meaning no fees for the convenience, but you’ll still have to have a Netflix subscription to watch anything – just in case there was confusion for some reason.

Xbox 360 users first got the service in late 2008, and Sony followed suit last fall.

Analysts are unsure how much of a boon the service will be to Wii users, as it has been estimated by Michael Pachter that less than 20 percent of Wii consoles are connected to the Internet, compared to 75 percent of Xbox 360s and 80 percent of PS3s.

Still, at least they have the option now.

Thanks, GameSpot.

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    Anyone see the Blu-ray logo on Mario’s cap?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @JC

    Whoops?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    Great. So much for posting a funny picture then. /hangs up her hat

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    I meant that with sarcasm. I got it. Can’t poke fun?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    I changed it anyway. I can’t have a Blu-ray logo on Mario in a Wii pic. It would just be hateful of me. ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    Bah!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Wadey

    Bah, I looked for the blu-ray logo for ages before scrolling down to the last two comments, haha :-D

    #7 4 years ago