British Energy Conservation Law Could Thwart Wii’s Always-On Feature

A new British law requires standby features of appliances to be slashed from product designs. Apparently 8% of the UK’s energy each year is consumed by standby devices. The WiiConnect 24 feature keeps the Wii turned on 24/7 in a low power state in order for Wii friends to be able to phone the users Wii and for the Wii to phone home to receive automatic updates etc.
 
Sources: Club Skill  |  GamePolitics.com  |  Joystiq