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Nintendo to Offer WiiWare Demos Later This Month
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has confirmed that in the near future it will test out providing demos on the WiiWare service.
Apparently the reason why demos will be provided on the network is because Nintendo wants to try and lure in new shoppers to the service.
To quote: "During the Q&A session at a recent earnings briefing, Iwata told investors that Nintendo would begin a test program for WiiWare demos some time this month. The test will cover just a few titles.
According to Iwata, Nintendo is undertaking this test to see if it can get more players shopping on the Wii Shopping Channel.
He admitted that the market for WiiWare and DSi Ware is currently small, with the Wii Shopping Channel and DSi Shop browsed only by people who already know the game they want to get."
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