Nintendo’s streaming video and coupon dispensing houseplant program, Wii no Ma (Wii’s Room), launched in Japan today. I downloaded it and after I set up my room drama star Tokito Saburo automatically stopped by to visit. We watched a movie about African Elephants.
Right now there aren’t many videos to watch on Wii no Ma. There are some promotional clips from 7 Eleven and short recipes to see. If you want actual TV shows and movies Minna no Theater Wii from Fujisoft might be a better alternative.
But, you can’t expect too much. Wii no Ma is free while Everyone’s Theater Wii is not. Another neat feature about Wii no Ma is it acts like a non interactive playground for you Miis. You can put up to eight Mii’s in a room and they do their own thing as if they were in The Sims. Usually, Miis congregate around the TV. Occasionally, they walk around, inspect the Wii Fit poster which looks like a Nintendo controlled advertisement and if you make them call up celebrimiis you previously met.
I called up the only celebrimii in my contact list, Tokito Saburo. He wanted to watch the same African Elephant video again. I told him to get out.