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What exactly is this "Wii Pay & Play" deal they're coming out with?

Asked by RocketSquid (3483points) December 17th, 2009

Looking for a game for my parents and I to play, I’m noticing that a lot of them are carrying a new orange “Wii Pay & Play” sticker on them. I’ve been doing some searching on it, but I’m getting conflicting results from the various webpages.

What does it mean? Do we now have to pay to play certain games online, or is it more for downloadable content or tournament games?

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erichw1504's avatar

In 2008 Nintendo announced a new feature for the Wi-Fi Connection called Pay & Play. Games that use the Pay & Play feature may have additional downloadable content or services that require extra fees. These fees will be paid for using Nintendo Points. A special red Wi-Fi Connection logo with the words “Pay & Play” is used to distinguish these games from the regular free Wi-Fi games

Taken from Wikipedia.

buckyboy28's avatar

As of now, it is just for Downloadable Songs in music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

Nintendo has a policy where they will never charge for internet access on first party games (games made by Nintendo themselves), but they do not have any control over third-party publishers from charging to access their servers.

RocketSquid's avatar

Okay, that makes a lot more sense. I was going to be furious if Nintendo was going to charge for Wi-Fi games, especially since their previous forays into online play weren’t exactly inspiring.

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