The Wii is the most popular gaming console in the industry (Nintendo has sold 26 million of them in the U.S. alone) making this a key opportunity for Netflix to add to its current subscriber base of 11 million.
Both of the Wii's key competitors, the Sony Playstation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360, already offer Netflix. And unlike the Wii, both of these devices are capable of displaying high-definition streaming video.
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"We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China," he wrote.
Many are expressing admiration for Google's bold move; if the search giant follows through, it would be walking away from $600 million in yearly revenues and delivering a "highly unusual rebuke of China."