Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime spoke to US Today, revealing that they plan on continuing the same way with the Wii as they do with the DS, offering free online gaming. The free service will be available at launch, as Fils-Aime puts it:
“We will offer online-enabled games that the consumers will not have to pay a subscription fee for. They’ll be able to enjoy that right out of the box. The Wii console is going to be Wi-Fi enabled, so essentially, you’ll be able to plug it in and go. It won’t have hidden fees or costs.