The Nintendo Channel is one of many different channels for the Wii video game console. It can be downloaded for free through the Wii Shop Channel. In this channel, players can view information on Wii and Nintendo DS video games, view trailers for particular titles, and even download demos for the Nintendo DS. Occasionally an interview will be added, such as the one featuring famed video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto explaining the aspects of the Wii video game Wii Fit and a new Nintendo Week episode.
There was a major update released for the Nintendo Channel. This update made changes to the design and made it easier to utilize. You were given the choice to view videos in high-definition (if your Internet connection speed was fast enough) or in standard version. If you chose HD and your Internet speed was not quick, it slowed down the video’s loading process. Before the update, you could only recommend Wii titles, but now you were able to recommend DS games via DS Download Play. After the update, the Nintendo Channel hosted a series called Nintendo Week, which was hosted by Gary Culig and Alison Whitney. They would speak about what's new in the world of Nintendo.
DS Download Service
Prior to the release of the Nintendo Channel, players could only download DS Demos through stationed placed inside of stores selling Nintendo products. If you or a friend owns a Nintendo DS, you're now allowed to play the demos at home through this new service. Games featured at launch included -
- Brain Age 2
- Flash Focus
- Crosswords DS
- Jam Sessions
- Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
- Cooking Mama 2
- Disney Friends
- Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
|Pre-loaded channels||Disc Channel • Mii Channel • Photo Channel • Wii Shop Channel • Forecast Channel • News Channel • Get Connected Video Channel • Internet Channel • Everybody Votes Channel • Check Mii Out Channel • Nintendo Channel|
|Additional channels||Wii Fit Channel • Wii Fit Plus Channel • Mario Kart Channel • Jam with the Band Live Channel • Wii Speak Channel • Rabbids Channel|
|Downloadable channels||Virtual Console Channels • WiiWare Channels • Television Friend Channel • Digicam Print Channel • Today and Tomorrow Channel • Wii My Room Channel • Demae Channel • BBC iPlayer Channel • Netflix Channel • Kirby TV Channel • Hulu Plus|
|Unofficial channels||Homebrew Channel|