Akamai Technologies is providing Nintendo with the cutting-edge infrastructure that lets you download NES Tennis.
Akamai Leveraged as Content Delivery Infrastructure for Nintendo Wii™
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an English translation of the original Japanese version, prepared for the convenience of our non-Japanese-speaking readers. In the case of any discrepancy between the translation and the Japanese original, the latter shall prevail.)
Akamai Japan K.K., a subsidiary of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that Nintendo is leveraging Akamai’s services as the content distribution infrastructure for its Wii, launched on December 2, 2006 (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/index.html).
By leveraging the Akamai platform, Nintendo can ensure fast and reliable delivery of Wii Virtual Console gaming content to its users globally. In addition to providing cutting-edge delivery services to Japanese companies that offer online game contents, Akamai’s global platform is being leveraged in Japan to drive the commercial use of the Internet by companies in a variety of fields including image-delivery services, financial services, food and beverage services, cosmetics, and multimedia.
Akamai’s Digital Asset Solutions including Electronic Software Delivery and Akamai Media Delivery have been selected by numerous leaders in the online gaming market to date.
"By leveraging the Akamai platform, Nintendo can offer its customers a superior experience through fast, reliable delivery of gaming content right to their consoles," said Paul Sagan, president and CEO of Akamai. “The demand for gaming content is growing rapidly, and Akamai is excited to work with leaders such as Nintendo on the content distribution infrastructure for its brand new Wii system."