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garyopa
12-29-2011, 06:20 PM
With Wii-U launch only a few months away from launch, it seems Nintendo is busy adding 'selling features'

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The Daily has learned that Nintendo plans to implement a full-blown app store for the system.



Nintendo currently maintains repositories that act as “light” app stores: The DSi Shop for its portables, and the Wii Shop for its current console. Most of its apps are games and basic utilities like Mario Calculator. The Wii U’s as-yet-unnamed store will go far beyond this, proffering a wider variety of apps, said a person familiar with the matter.

Wii U owners will be able to use apps that operate on the Wii U itself, such as MLB.TV, and others that run independently on the Wii U’s controller. Given its tablet-like design and 6.2-inch screen, it’s not hard to imagine being able to check email, browse the Web, post to social networks and even get some gaming in.


That was information that 'Matt Hickey' mentioned from the 'The Daily' regarding plans by Nintendo for 'Wii-U' app store, the big question will it work like Apple's system or another 'points' design like WiiWare!

NEWS SOURCE: Wii U App Store (via) The Daily (http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/12/29/122911-tech-gaming-wii-appstore/)

Our thanks to 'Stevetry' again for another news tip!