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Wii Speak to get own channel for 4-way chats

updated 11:35 am EDT, Fri October 3, 2008

Wii Speak Channel

Owners of Nintendo's upcoming Wii Speak won't have to use games just to talk with friends, the console maker's Cammy Dunaway said at its Fall Summit on Thursday. The Wii itself will receive an update that adds a Wii Speak Channel and so allows as many as four friends to join a voice chat at the top-level interface for the system. It's unknown whether any other features will be included or if the Wii Speak can be replaced with a similarly USB-based speakerphone or headset.

The Wii Speak is due later in the fall for $30 and is designed to sit on top of the Wii's sensor bar, flat panel TVs, and other areas where a normal microphone system would have an improper fit or otherwise work poorly. To date, the only confirmed app supporting Wii Speak is an updated Animal Crossing title.



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