Order Pizza With Your Wii

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Order Pizza With Your Wii

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Feel like gaining back all those calories you just burned off playing Wii Fit? Head on over to the new Japan-only Catering Channel that lets you order pizza, burgers and more directly from your Wii.

Playing Wii games sometimes requires a little more physical exertion than doing something like, say, playing Gears of War. You work up a sweat, you spend energy, you burn calories. Naturally, you get hungry. But if you're too lazy to whip up a sandwich or even pick up the phone to order some Domino's, here's your solution (if you live in Japan): the Demae Channel (Catering Channel), a channel on the Wii that allows you to order food for delivery.

You select your food item of choice from a variety of categories: pizza, sushi, bento boxes, Chinese food, Western food, and others. As far as I can tell, the pizza doesn't look too great, there's New York style pasta (??) and the burgers are huge. Once you've made your selection, a delivery man shows up at your abode (hopefully on a little cart like in the illustration above) and you pay up. In cash, not Nintendo Dollars.

So far this will probably stay in Japan because it's a service in partnership with a Japanese food delivery business, but that's too bad. I know us citizens of Hamburgerland are all about not getting off our couches to eat dinner, and I think this could do decent business with the breed of Wii owners who aren't fitness-minded moms. Yes, all three of us.

[Via Destructoid]

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I can imagine a really small child using this thinking they may get a bit of free fast food >_>

Pretty sweet though how it's through a channel but I wonder if their prices are that competitive.

Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

You can also order food over the phone, if you want to do it "old school".

Onyx Oblivion:
You can also order food over the phone, if you want to do it "old school".

True story: If I can't order a pizza online, I don't order at all.

I don't really feel cheated, even though i'm a wii owner who doesn't live in japan.
I can just order pizza online from my PC, from which i can pay with my credit card.

Keane Ng:

Onyx Oblivion:
You can also order food over the phone, if you want to do it "old school".

True story: If I can't order a pizza online, I don't order at all.

Ah, the American mentality at its very best. XD

Well, you could already order from the website, using the Wii's free internet browsering...
but overall it's kinda cool. Like everywhere you go is a hotel with room service.

If it gets called "Wiiza," someone will die.

wasn't there a plan like this in WoW, i while back.... order food from an guy in game, and it'd arrive soon after?

But...But....
How can I play Wii if I'm eating?

Keane Ng:

Onyx Oblivion:
You can also order food over the phone, if you want to do it "old school".

True story: If I can't order a pizza online, I don't order at all.

For such laziness, only one option exists: You need to try Teleportation Pizza. You go online and tell them what you want, they put in in their big oven, and when its cooked, its teleported from their oven to yours! Do make sure that your oven is empty first...otherwise, you get a ruined pizza and the bill, too. You pay them by putting the money in your oven and they teleport it and anything else in there back. Or with a credit card.

goatzilla8463:
Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

That's a bit uncalled for...seriously though, Nintendo are going to have world obesity on their hands...

StarStruckStrumpets:

goatzilla8463:
Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

That's a bit uncalled for...seriously though, Nintendo are going to have world obesity on their hands...

Meh. I say what I think and I hate Nintendo. Adds up.

Wow, if this came to the U.S I want have some use for my Wii besides gathering spiders.

goatzilla8463:
Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

How did u get to that from food?

poncho14:

goatzilla8463:
Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

How did u get to that from food?

My sheer perviness.

Mister Ash:
wasn't there a plan like this in WoW, i while back.... order food from an guy in game, and it'd arrive soon after?

In Everquest 2 (only on North American servers, I think) you could use /pizza to bring up the Pizza Hut menu and order pizza. That may be what you were thinking of, I never heard about Blizzard planning to use it in WoW.

Oh, good. This is really going to help improve the stereotype that all gamers are fat, lazy, and antisocial.

Oh, who am I kidding? If I had a Wii, and this feature were available to me, I'd use it all the time. At least that way I'd actually get some use out of it.

That is genius.

The human race goes one step closer to total laziness.

Except, when that happens the pizza man won't becoming to your door because he couldnt be bothered.

I WANT THIS NOW!

I'll use the phone, but thanks anyway, Japan.

Keane Ng:

So far this will probably stay in Japan because it's a service in partnership with a Japanese food delivery business, but that's too bad.

*raises fists to the air Shatner-style and screeches* JAAAPAAAAAAAAN! Damn you! I wanted to order Taco Bell tacos from Taco Bell! FROM TACO BELL!!!!

(:P)

Svenparty:
The human race goes one step closer to total laziness.

Except, when that happens the pizza man won't becoming to your door because he couldnt be bothered.

But in a decade or two, when we have automated cars...

Mister Ash:
wasn't there a plan like this in WoW, i while back.... order food from an guy in game, and it'd arrive soon after?

This was in Everquest 2

The Japanese have some fantastic takes on "Fast Food", sure they have some westernized ideas but I did catch a program about one of their eastern fast food restaurants. They did traditional Japanese food quickly, it was pretty impressive actually and it was found to be much more popular.

This is a pretty good system imo, at least it cuts out the problem of looking for a menu.

haha, and I thought people couldn't get any more lazier.

Didn't Susan predict this in one of Shamus's (a little too revealing) Wii Fat strips?

That's insanely lazy... but also kinda cool.

goatzilla8463:
Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

Where have you been? It's called the "Internet Channel"

Man they've been running an ad campaign as of late that promises (and I paraphrase) that "even though there aren't many channels yet, we're working on it so hang with us." I guess this catering channel is what they meant.

I'm afraid to think of how expensive it might be though. Here in Japan even a ~9 inch pizza costs around US$20 to order.

Erana:
If it gets called "Wiiza," someone will die.

With Mozarella Wiize, Peppewiioni and sausage.(Wii and sausage should just not go together.)

Kwil:

goatzilla8463:
Ok......... Now they are going to introduce a wanking channel for the wii XD

Where have you been? It's called the "Internet Channel"

If you can wank using that browser, you're pretty desperate.

I just want to know what kind of pizzas they have and how much they cost. If they have pepperoni, or are less than $30 for a large (pizza prices in Japan are insaaaaane), I might consider getting a Wii.

And I'm not really seeing how this is any more lazy than ordering online or ordering on the phone. Heck, you've actually got to physically move around some to order your pizza this way.

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