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Wii U Will Feature NFC And Personal User Accounts

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Nintendo has announced that the Wii U controller will feature Near Field Communication, or NFC for short, which according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will allow the Wii U to do the following:

“By installing this functionality, it will become possible to create cards and figurines that can electronically read and write data via noncontact NFC and to expand the new play format in the video game world.”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata also revealed that the Wii U will get personal user accounts similar to those seen on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This should mean that digital purchases will be linked to user accounts, rather than the actual console.

“Also for the Wii U, we are planning to introduce a personal account system compatible with Nintendo Network. With this, for example, the ease of using a video game system when the hardware is shared by multiple family members, which has been a challenge we needed to tackle, shall be improved, and we will also be able to construct and offer the system by combining a variety of different services and content.”


Written by David

January 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Nintendo Thinking About Bringing Full Downloadable Retail Games To Wii U And Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has discussed the possibility of Nintendo bringing full downloadable retail games to both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo Network. Iwata wouldn’t say when the company would start doing this, but claims that the company now has the full ability to do so. Iwata told investors that Nintendo would need to speak to retailers first.

Written by David

January 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Nintendo Network To Rival Xbox Live And PSN?

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Take this information with a pinch of salt but according to Nintendo Enthusiast the Nintendo Network will bring new features that haven’t been used before by Nintendo and the network itself will be a rival to Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network.

“A source that wished to remain anonymous has told us that Nintendo will launch a website accessible from any web browser that will handle configuration of your Nintendo Network account for use on the Wii U or 3DS. He also stated that Nintendo Network will include many new features that haven’t been used before by Nintendo. According to his accounts: Nintendo Network = Sony PSN = Xbox Live.”

Written by David

January 22, 2012 at 10:31 am