Nintendo: Wii U and 3DS level of connectivity is “strongest in the Americas”


It is in the Americas that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS online connectivity levels are at their “strongest,” according to Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime.

He revealed to IGN that they “are effectively 100 percent connected devices,” which they see as an opportunity to not only encourage owners to check the Nintendo eShop, but to connect with consumers through notifications such as the Wii U GamePad alerts.

“Both the Wii U and 3DS, in the Americas, are effectively 100 percent connected devices, meaning the consumer has set up a [Nintendo Network ID],” Fils-Aime shared.

“They connect to a Wi-Fi network. For us, that’s a very effective means of not only driving our eShop business, but also driving a number of other ways we connect with our consumer. GamePad alerts are one example. The level of connectivity is the strongest in the Americas. That’s something that, from a business standpoint, we can drive very effectively here.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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