Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime has stated that publishers will have the option to give gamers 'downloadable premium content' on the company's forthcoming Wii console.
This means that it's entirely possible that gamers will be able to purchase extra items and content in the games they play, which as we've already partially seen with the Xbox 360, can open up a brand new stance on the game you’re currently playing through.
Uses for this system on Microsoft's console appear to be the ability for consumers to purchases extra weapons or new outfits for your in-game character, though of course this is just scraping the surface. Game developers could go a whole yard further and offer bigger expansions to enhance the life of a game considerably. A possibility could be that the game you’re playing could change and play in real time, due to your machine acting like a server using Nintendo's Wiconnect24 service.
A brief example of the scheme reiterated by Fils-Aime is "If you've gotten to a particular part in a game, we could push content out to you, so you get to battle a new boss. Maybe you get a new artifact; maybe you get a new weapon". As was revealed at E3 the Wii has the ability to download content in the background, which clearly offers many new and exciting possibilities of what older and new franchises could provide the consumer with, later this year.
As always stay tuned to Sickr for more updates on this intriguing story.