CEATEC 2008: Fujisoft launches Japan-only VOD service for the Wii

At CEATEC 2008, Fujisoft for the first time presented their “Ulexit” video player for embedded devices. The company will use its technology for “Minna-no (everybody’s) Theater Wii”, a video-on-demand service for the Nintendo Wii.

A Fujisoft representative told me the service goes online in December 2008 in Japan. Asked whether Everybody’s Theater Wii will ever be available outside this country, she said: “We haven’t decided that yet.”, which translates to “no”.

Fujisoft’s Ulexit player supports MPEG2, WMV, MPEG4 and H.264. Japanese Wii owners will be able to watch animes, movies, music programs and documentaries via their console and have to pay up to 400 Wii points for each download.