Nintendo’s Wii Strategy? The Web circa. 2000

Some news from Nintendo regarding their popular Wii gaming system:

During a speech at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Nintendo game creator Shigero Miyamoto said the channel, to launch soon, will enable gamers not only to share their custom avatars, but to vote on them in popularity contests, adding another level of stickiness to the online functionality of Nintendo’s $250 next-generation console.

So, what is old again is new again? HOT or NOT came on the Web scene in late 2000.

It will be interesting to see if voting on people’s Miis will be as popular as voting for photos of real people.

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