"Broadcom is pleased to partner with technology leader Nintendo, whose visionary commitment to the user experience has inspired new uses for established wireless technology," said Robert A. Rango, group VP of Broadcom's mobile and wireless group, said. "With the broadest portfolio of maximum performance wireless solutions, we can provide all the connectivity pieces and advanced features required for exciting new consumer products."
The move toward wireless gaming also got a thumbs up from market research firm In-Stat."The digital home of the future will increasingly include wireless technologies for their ease of use and consumer convenience," said Brian O'Rourke, a senior analyst there. "Integrated wireless technology from proven vendors like Broadcom will enhance the gaming experience for the vast majority of next-generation gamers, whether competing against someone in the same room or on the other side of the world."