We found out back in May that
Opera would be the web browser of choice for Nintendo’s Wii. Opera today
announced a little early-adopter’s bonus, as the web browser will be free of
charge as a temporary promotion for all Wii users until June 2007.
From July 2007 onwards, users will have to purchase the
Opera browser using “Wii points,” which is the currency used to purchase
additional downloadable software onto the console. Nintendo and Opera have an
already-established working relationship with the Nintendo DS web
Nintendo’s Wii is set for a November 19 release in
the United States at a price of $249. There will be roughly 30 first-party
titles available at launch priced at under $50 each. It has also come to our attention
million Wiis will be available for the North American launch.
quote: With support for Flash and AJAX-based content such as Google maps, Wii users will benefit from a feature-rich Internet experience that is uniquely customized for the Wii. Opera for Wii boasts the same complete standards support as the Opera 9 Desktop browser, and includes the added functionality of "Zoom" and "Bookmarks". The Wii remote control will also be an integral part of browsing, allowing users to intuitively control the Web with their Wii remotes.