Wii pay-per-view in Japan

Nintendo service includes 'Sesame,' 'Pokemon'

Nintendo, together with 12 corporate partners, bowed a pay-per-view service in Japan Saturday for its Wii console.

Service, called Wii no Ma (Wii’s Room), has 120 titles at launch, including episodes of “Sesame Street” and “Pocket Monsters,” as well as other old pics, toons and TV shows. Among the supplying partners are Toei, Yoshimoto Kogyo, TV Asahi, NTV and NHK Enterprises. The cost to view one title ranges from 30¥ to 500¥ (33¢ to $5.60). In addition to their Internet-connected Wii consoles, customers can utilize the service on their Nintendo DSi handhelds.

By the end of the year, three more companies, including Disney Japan, are skedded to join the service.

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