Pokémon for Wii and info on Virtual Console pricing revealed.
At a management direction meeting held today, Nintendo unveiled some new information about the DS and Wii.
First off, the Opera Browser for DS has been delayed a month until July. They also talked more about the "Touch Generations" line and how the company is stressing a balance between traditional games and "non-games." Finally, they revealed that Pokémon Diamond/Pearl for the Nintendo DS will feature voice-chat over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
They then went on to elaborate more on their new console, Wii. Nintendo plans to ship 4 million systems by the end of the calendar year. Exactly when the Wii will launch is still a mystery, but Iwata promised that a date will be announced "before September."
A new game, Pokémon Battle Revolution, will be available for Wii and is releasing a few months after Pokémon Diamond/Pearl and the two games will interact much like prior Pokémon games linked up with Pokémon Stadium.
Other features involving the DS-Wii connectivity include the ability to use the DS as a touch-screen control for Wii games and the Wii acting as a DS download station for game demos. Iwata also said that DS games could be "expanded" via Wii.
Regarding the virtual console, Iwata said that games, including new ones, will be made available for the VC at prices between ¥500 and ¥1000 ($4 and $9).
Nintendo also offered some sales figures, including the tie ratios of some of their more popular DS games in Japan. 32% of DS users bought Animal Crossing: Wild World, 23% bought Mario Kart, 14% bought Tetris DS, and 20% bought New Super Mario Bros., In addition, ten titles have shipped over 1 million units.
Thanks to Jonnyram of the NeoGAF Forums for the translation!