Rumour: Wii U to incorporate ‘full-blown’ App Store

Nintendo are planning to introduce a ‘full-blown’ Application Store for their latest home console Wii U, The Daily reports.

Whilst the Nintendo DSi Shop, Nintendo eShop and Wii Shop Channel already provide a central point to purchase games, they only offer a small range of applications such as Nintendo Video, Eurosport Channel and BBC iPlayer.

The Wii U’s unnamed store will apparently broaden the type of software that will be available to consumers, demonstrating a firm digital push by Nintendo and something that makes sense considering the potential of the console’s 6.2″ touch screen controller.

The store will also offer applications, such as MLB.TV, that will also run on the Wii U itself. If true, this could see Nintendo aim to claw market share back from Apple’s iPad and potentially earning support from those developing for tablet devices.

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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