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WiiConnect24, the online service for Nintendo's new console, could make use of micro-transactions for extra content in much the same way as Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Game Informer, "if you've gotten to a particular part in a game we could push content out to you so you get to battle a new boss. Maybe you get a new artifact; maybe you get a new weapon..."

Just how this new content would be "pushed" out to gamers is unclear but small online payments for gaming content is a distinct possibility as it's hugely popular with third party publishers. "If our licensee partners want to go in that direction, it's certainly possible in our system," Fils-Aime confirmed.

June 26, 2006



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  • -packster- - August 29, 2008 3:19 a.m.

    Holy crap, we can comment on games radar now! sweet! plus, the idea of paying so your always connected to games, like, zelda, say I pay to have WC24 enabled with zelda, and all of a sudden, a new weapon is achievable! niice.

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