The news feed would deliver global information from The Associated Press and would be accessed through the Wii remote, the Japanese company said Friday.
The interface shown on a TV attached to the console would show a spinning globe and point to the location of a news event. Stories would be listed under business, sports, arts/entertainment, technology, and science. Stories also can be grouped by region instead of category, and icons would show which stories have been read, which are text-only, and which come with news photos.
Users can change the text size, a helpful feature with low-resolution TVs. The news channel would be updated 24 hours, assuming the user keeps the console's always-on system, called WiiConnect24, running.