vacancies advertise contact news tip The Vault
facebook rss twitter

Dolby support Wii

Tags: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo (TYO:7974), Wii

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qagui

Add to My Vault: x



Dolby Laboratories, Inc.announced today that the Wii gaming console from Nintendo Co., Ltd. will use Dolby Pro Logic II technology to offer gamers an immersive surround sound experience.

"The Wii console will break down the walls that separate gamers from everyone else” said Koji Kondo, Manager, Sound Group, Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd. “Sound is a key part of this equation and because Wii supports Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound technology, we think everyone can have a great audio experience."

"Dolby Pro Logic II technology ensures that the Wii console can offer rich, immersive surround sound, which is essential to a great gaming experience,” said John Griffin, Marketing Director, Games, Dolby Laboratories. "We're looking forward to hearing how great Nintendo's games sound at launch."

Nintendo has announced that the Wii console will be available in North America on November 19, in Japan on December 2, 2006 and in Europe on December 8, 2006.


HEXUS Forums :: 6 Comments

Login with Forum Account

Don't have an account? Register today!
huh?! Whats the reason for a press release on Pro Logic II?

I mean, its old.
iMc
huh?! Whats the reason for a press release on Pro Logic II?

I mean, its old.

Two press releases from Dolby released today. One for PS3 one for Wii.

It's Dolby's official word on both. It's not old. If you can find the contents of that news anywhere else dated 21st September or before I'll give you a tenner, straight from my own purse.
i think he means pro logic 2 is old tech - and it is. it was also part of the basic gamecube dev kit
directhex
i think he means pro logic 2 is old tech - and it is. it was also part of the basic gamecube dev kit

Yeh thats what I was getting at. Why would Dolby want to release a press release hyping technology that has been around for years. It just seems a bit backwards to me.
iMc
Yeh thats what I was getting at. Why would Dolby want to release a press release hyping technology that has been around for years. It just seems a bit backwards to me.

because investors will say “ooh, dolby are licensing their tech to a company which forecasts millions of unit sales, that'll help with the ol' share price”