If you thought the idea of having Opera on your Wii was a novel one but not if it cost you money, you're in luck. Nintendo has dropped the point requirement for the browser.
If you never bought it you can now hop into the Wii Shopping Channel and grab a copy of it. If you did spent points on it, don't be too upset. According to gaming site ElectricPig, Nintendo will be offering free virtual game console downloads worth up to 500 points for those early adopters.
If you're unfamiliar with the process of installing new channels via the Wii Shopping Channel, check out this guide from eHow.com.