Nintendo starts initiative to get Wii users online

Friends don’t let friends keep their Wii offline and disconnected.

Or so says Nintendo. A short demo video called “What You Can Do With the Wii” will be pre-installed on new Wii consoles to encourage new users to get their systems online.

Nintendo also announced a campaign that awards Wii users 500 Wii Points for helping a non-connected Wii user get their Wii console connected.

This campaign is exclusive to Japanese Wii owners and helps explain the recently release of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Network Adapter.

Released exclusively in Japan last month, the adapter serves as a “bridge” for an existing router and aims to ease the process of connecting the Wii to the Internet for mainstream users.