North America seems satiated with ways to download movies and TV shows. You can get episodes of South Park from the Xbox Live Marketplace and Spider Man movies on the PlayStation Network. The Wii is the only console that doesn’t have a digitally distributed entertainment solution in North America. Funny because the tables are turned in Japan. The Wii is getting a content delivery service there via WiiWare this December while the Xbox Live Video Marketplace is barren and the PlayStation Store only has anime.
Fujisoft’s Minna no Theater Wii (Everybody’s Theater Wii) will give users access to anime, TV dramas, and movies for 500 Wii Points ($5). Seeing the online content will cost an additional fee unspecified by Fujisoft at this time. Fujisoft hasn’t outlined any specific titles either so it’s hard to evaluate their online theater program. Instead we’ll look at their mascot characters. Poskin, the mailbox, really takes your requests to Fujisoft.
Images courtesy of Fujisoft.