Speaking at the Dow Jones Consumer Technology Innovations Conference
, Reggie Fils-Aime talked about some upcoming Wii-related topics, including things other
than how great Wii Fit
will be. He discussed Japan's new TV Program Schedule Channel
briefly, but only to mention that there are no plans for a U.S. release of such a service. Then, to answer the question proposed in the CNet article's title "Will the Wii be a set-top box?": no.
Look to something like the Xbox 360, with which you can already purchase TV shows and movies, for something like that. The TV Program Schedule Channel is a neat convenience designed to get people messing with the Wiimote. Reggie mentioned that future channels "... may look like games. They may not look like games."
Other topics included Wii and DS development costs, which are obviously lower in comparison to other systems', meaning that a game can sell fewer copies and still make a profit. For Nintendo, of course, who is aiming at the biggest mass-market audience they can, this doesn't necessarily mean experimentation, but ridiculous profits.
He also went on to talk about shortages, calling them "missed opportunities".
He also talked about how great Wii Fit