Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Nintendo makes its Wi-Fi move

The Seattle Times writes about Nintendo's efforts to move its gaming experience to the online world and make it wireless to boot. The article details how the company is trying to differentiate itself in the ultra competitve gaming sector with the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which made a lot of noise at launch due to its deal to provide free access at McDonald's restaurants.

Mike Goodman at Yankee Group thought thee Wi-Fi service was "a good move for Nintendo, though the company is still playing catch-up to Sony's PSP, which was wireless out of the box." He said, "They deserve credit this time because at least they're not letting the market pass them by. They totally missed the boat on online game play when it came to GameCube."