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Punch-Out franchise to return as well

Nintendo held a major press conference on Thursday at 1:30PM Tokyo time announcing new products such as the Nintendo DSi. As Nintendo has chosen to not attend this year’s Tokyo Game Show, several other major announcements were made during this press conference. One of those announcements was the ability to play games from SD memory cards. Nintendo also announced a new lineup of games as well.

As the event was a Japanese press only conference, Kotaku translated a live blog of the event from Famitsu where Nintendo's Satoru Iwata announced the fix for the Nintendo Wii's inability to play games from external memory storage. According to Iwata, Nintendo is going to make it possible to download games onto SD cards starting in Spring 2009. "We have to address the console's insufficient memory storage," said Iwata. This fix will apply only to WiiWare and Virtual Console games.

In addition to the Wii storage announcement, a number of new Wii games were announced at the press conference. The revival of the NES classic Punch-Out franchise was announced along with Another Code, Sin and Punishment 2, and Sangoku Musou 3 (Dynasty Warriors). It was also announced that Gamecube games will be re-released for the Nintendo Wii starting with Pikmin. The service will be called "Wii de Asobu Selection" (Play on Wii Selection).

Nintendo also plans to ship a short 3 minute movie called “Wii de Dekiru Koto” (What You Can Do With The Wii). The movie will show users how to easily connect to the internet. By no coincidence, Nintendo also announced it is putting special Wi-Fi adaptors for sale on the market.

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By danrien on 10/2/2008 5:19:23 PM , Rating: 3
SDHC requires an electrical change, it's not just in the software.

RE: You know what might actually make this worth it?
By Flunk on 10/2/2008 6:13:20 PM , Rating: 2
Are you sure? I can think of at least one example of a device updated to support SDHC with software only. My Dell Axim x51v shipped with only SD support but recently firmwares have surfaced on the Internet that support SDHC, which was not even available when the x51v was released.

Perhaps the Wii could be soft-upgraded, since it is obviously possible for at least some SD card devices.

By GaryJohnson on 10/2/2008 8:57:13 PM , Rating: 2
IIRC, some HTC devices have also been granted SDHC support through firmware upgrades.

RE: You know what might actually make this worth it?
By MrTeal on 10/3/2008 10:28:38 AM , Rating: 2
No, they're pin for pin compatible, but they use a different addressing scheme. A firmware update might allow the Wii to use SDHC.

By Samus on 10/4/2008 3:32:56 PM , Rating: 2
I upgraded my Sony S500 camera to SDHC with a firmware update. It's a 3 year old model, too, manufactured and designed way before SDHC was no electrical changes are neccessary.

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