Nintendo reveals online timescale
Comments by Nintendo's Shigeru Myamoto to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu have revealed that Nintendo plans to bring its consoles online within the next 3 to 4 years.
The recently launched DS, with its built-in Wifi capabilities, is presumably the first wave of this, and Myamoto said it will be followed by more devices as online gaming becomes more mainstream.
It could be argued that with Xbox Live and the PS2's network gaming capability that online gaming is already mainstream, or is rapidly approaching that state. Nintendo, however, have previously said that they view this technology as merely a niche.
"Most customers do not wish to pay the extra money for connection to the Internet," Satoru Iwata, Nintendo President, told the industry this summer, "For some customers, connection procedures to the Internet are still not easy."
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