Anonymous developer claims Wii U Tablet controller will also be an 'e-reader' device
First we reported on the plans for Nintendo to have an 'app store', now rumors are coming in that besides games, the tablet controller will also handle 'books, magazines, newspapers, comics'
According to an unconfirmed report, Nintendo is putting together applications to read digital books on the Wii U/3DS.
An anonymous software developer speaking to Forget the Box states that the studio he works for has been approached by Nintendo to port iOS applications to the Wii U and 3DS as well.
3DS players would be able to read on the move, whilst Wii U owners could sit back with the tablet controller as a form of eReader.
The application would let players download books, magazines, newspapers etc with SpotPass being a likely feature for daily/regularly updated content like nationwide newspapers, for example. More gaming-related content would be be available - Virtual Console guides, instructional manuals for downloadable games and even a library of past editions of US magazine Nintendo Power.
NEWS SOURCE: Wii U e-reader rumor (via) WarpZoned
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