Many of the Wii’s online features are
not available at launch. The weather channel will not appear until December 20th, and the news channel (featuring AP content) is due to debut on January 17th. Perhaps most distressingly, the Wii’s version of the Opera browser is still shrouded in mystery, Nintendo only saying that “more information about the availability of the browser will be released in the coming weeks.”
Finally, some good news. Twelve Virtual Console games will be available for purchase on launch day, though I’d expect that Nintendo’s servers will be
. You might want to wait a few days. Pricing has also been set for Genesis and Turbo-Grafx games at 800 points ($8) and 600 points ($6) respectively.