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Wii Channels in English

First English-language shots of the Wii's user interface

Here are the first screenshots of the Wii's innovative Channel's with English text. The new shots show the Message Boards, Virtual Console and Mii Channels in action, with the crazy squiggles of previous shots replaced with text us normal folk can understand.

According to sources at Nintendo, the Wii Channels are still in development and so these shots aren't final, but it's all looking pretty good to us. One thing though- it looks like every retro game you download from the Virtual Console will get its own Channel thumbnail, with one shot showing five retro games each on different thumbnails.

Could be messy business if, like us, you plan on grabbing a fair few titles. We're hoping users will have the option to assign these games to thumbnails from a more compact list of downloaded titles.