Wii Weather: Sure it looks pretty, but what else does it do? Well, apparently not much else. Without an up-to-the minute correct forecast, what’s the point of having it on the Wii in the first place? That is precisely what Matt C. of IGN was wondering when he wrote this recently in his blog:
If you want to know what the weather was like eight hours ago in your city, Nintendo’s Wii Forecast Channel is amazing. But if you want up-to-date information on the weather, you’re in trouble. I don’t know if it’s Nintendo’s issue or if it’s a shortcoming of the data provider, weathernews, but whatever the case, the Wii Forecast Channel is rarely, if ever adequately up-to-date.
I hope someone gets their act together because if the data was current, Wii Forecast would be a great little extra. I actually check it out daily for a quick snapshot of the weather around the world. The Globe function is amazingly well done, but again, it’s discouraging to look at the world map and see that it’s sunny in Los Angeles but somehow the moon is out only a few miles away in Redondo Beach.
Nintendo, if you’re going to do this stuff, make sure it works. Whether that means ensuring WiiConnect24 is more timely or going with a different provider, do it. Otherwise, don’t bother at all.
And because it’s free, is that really an excuse? Like he says, if it doesn’t work, why even bother?
[Via Go Nintendo]