Opera Software, a world leader in Web browser technology, today announced that Nintendo’s much anticipated new generation game console, Wii, will use the Opera browser.
Considering the Nintendo’s Wii feature Connect 24 that keeps the console logged onto Internet even if the console is shut down, is was clear that Nintendo needed a powerful browser for their new console, Wii. So they chose Opera.
“Nintendo is clearly visionary in leading the gaming industry into the new era in gaming, and a wonderful partner for Opera,”
says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Nintendo, and work with them to deliver the best gaming experience on the Wii console and the Nintendo DS™.”
“For our Wii console launch in 2006, we required a browser that was fast and secure with support for the latest standards including AJAX. Opera proved perfect for our purposes and is an exceptional addition to both the Nintendo DS and the Wii console,” said Genyo Takeda, senior managing director and general manager, Integrated Research & Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Those that have Nintendo DS you will get Opera in summer. Only if you live in Japan because Nintendo has not yet announced its global launch plans for this product.