Video games giant Nintendo is to enter the unproven online gaming market following hot on the heels of rival Sony.
The company will start selling a new adapter for broadband connection and a modem for dial-up connectivity for its GameCube console. Both should cost around £20 and will go on sale this autumn.
The first two games on offer will be Nintendo's versions I and II of the defunct Dreamcast offering Phantasy Star Online.
The new online options will work with most internet service providers, the company said, indicating that it is working with games developers to add online functionality to their software.
"We think it's a very interesting market," said George Harrison, vice president of marketing for Nintendo in the US. "We also view it as a very small market for the foreseeable future, and one where it's yet to be demonstrated how to make a profit."
Harrison explained that Nintendo's approach would allow publishers to have an environment where they can experiment. "They can decide how to approach it based on their own business model, not a model we're imposing on them," he said.
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