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Nintendo doing Wii video-on-demand

Will work with DS, be "different".

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Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed plans for a video-on-demand service for Wii and, via file transfer, the DS.

He accepted that this will follow in the footsteps of Sony and Microsoft, but said Nintendo will, naturally, do "something different".

"If the Wii and the DS are connected, it should be possible to download video through the Wii and take it with you on the DS," Iwata told the Wall Street Journal.

"When the service begins, you'll see how we're going to do it differently in a Nintendo-like way. There are a lot of on-demand video services, so there’s no reason to do the same thing, so we’re going to do something different."

He didn't go into any details about planned content, pricing, or even a time-scale for rolling out the service. He did suggest the company would - as usual - trial the system first in Japan before considering the West.

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