E3 2006: Nintendo Coy on Wii
We learned some more, but not any of the really important details.
By Jared Black 05/09/2006 11:19:58 PST

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Nintendo's E3 press conference has just concluded, and in it the company revealed some new information about its forthcoming console, the Nintendo Wii.  This included the fact that the console will run on minimal power in standby mode.  Dubbed "Wii Connect 24" by President Satoru Iwata, this will allow gamers to keep their consoles on at all times with minimal power cost.  As a result, friends could (hypothetically) enter their Animal Crossing town while they sleep, developers could push updates to their games, and receive additional benefits from being connected 24/7.

However, the company still refused to reveal the big details everyone really wants to know, namely a price and release date for the machine.  Instead, it once again promised that it would be cheap, and that the console would release sometime in Q4 2006.

While the company wasn't very forthcoming on hardware details, it had plenty of information on new games to share.  We'll have more on that soon.

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