Those of you who came away confused prior to reading Sonys recent console comparison chart which stated that the Nintendo Wii online functionality will only be free for six months, can now breath a deep sigh of relief.
Gaming publication Total Video Games contacted a representative of Nintendo UK to clear this confounding matter up, in return a spokesperson for the company confirmed that the Wii will indeed be free to play online from the off.
The aforementioned documentation from Sony was distributed during the recent Games Day in the States, in which Sony compared it’s PlayStation 3 against the other next generation consoles which will be on the market this Christmas.
The chart itself appears extremely misleading for the average consumer, with the Xbox 360 stated on the documentation as requiring the external HD-DVD drive for play, when in reality the device is of course optional.
So what was it then that caused Sony to state that the Wii’s online functionality will only be free for six months? Believe it or not it was down to the Opera Web Browser, which will be free for consumers for the initial six months…