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WiiWare launched in Japan

WiiWare has launched in Japan with nine titles available for download - including Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Nintendo's WiiWare service has launched in Japan today with nine titles available for download.

The service is scheduled for a US launch on May 12 and for a European launch - where it will be known as Wii Software - on an unspecified future date.

The launch titles, priced from 500 to 1500 Wii Points, consist of:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
Okiraku Ping Pong
Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan
Dr. Mario
Saku Saku Animal Panic
Star Solider R
Tenshi Solitaire
Pokémon Ranch

In related news, Sega has announced that it will be bringing its Master System games to Nintendo's Virtual Console starting with Wonder Boy and Fantasy Zone.

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis games are already available for download on the Wii Shop Channel, as are TurboGrafx-16, Neo Geo, NES, SNES and N64 titles. Nintendo also announced that Commodore 64 titles will be made available in Europe.

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