The Nintendo corporate solders have been tight lipped about what the Wii will cost, what it can do, and when it will be launched. Fortunately for fans, USA Today was able to get them to divulge that the online gaming portion of the Wii will be free to everyone.
We will offer online-enabled games that the consumers will not have to pay a subscription fee for. They’ll be able to enjoy that right out of the box. The Wii console is going to be Wi-Fi enabled, so essentially, you’ll be able to plug it in and go. It won’t have hidden fees or costs.
This is similar to how they’ve made the Nintendo DS WiFi enabled and free to play. And obviously, everyone sees how well the DS is selling compared to the Sony PSP. We’re just glad we won’t have to pay another $10 a month in addition to our Xbox Live subscriptions to play our Wiis with our buddies.