Nintendo Channel coming to U.S. with WiiWare

225_large.jpgGreat news from Nintendo today regarding the user-generated content-heavy Nintendo Channel: it’s coming to the U.S. complete with DS downloads and user created reviews of WiiWare downloads.

Game|Life’s got the scoop:

if a user has played a WiiWare game for at least an hour, they will be able to review the game on the Nintendo Channel, said Cammie Dunaway (pictured, below), Nintendo of America’s executive vice president, during a meeting with editors Wednesday afternoon. The reviews will be available for other Wii owners to read.

Since Nintendo won’t provide free demo versions of WiiWare games, the Nintendo Channel is how customers will be able to get a feel for games to help them make purchasing decisions, said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

The Japanese version allows DS demo downloads, which we should not only anticipate, but demand from Nintendo when this launches alongside WiiWare next month.