Although the Wii is this generation’s leading game console, it does have some notable weaknesses. One of those is that it’s only a game console. The PlayStation 3’s Blu-ray player and Microsoft’s deal with Netflix have provided extra value to consumers that Nintendo’s machine cannot.
Cut to today, as a Netflix survey is discovered investigating how consumers feel about movies streaming through their Wiis. While the initiative is nowhere near reality yet, a move to the Wii would make a lot of sense for both parties. The Wii would gain the versatility that Nintendo’s consoles have lacked since they opted against DVDs for the GameCube, and Netflix would gain a huge addition to their digital consumer base. The hefty operating costs associated with Netflix’s snail mail service make expanding further into the digital realm very desirable.