Nintendo already has an app store of sorts available on all of its platforms, such as the Wii Shop, the DSi Store and the 3DS’ eShop. According to a report by The Daily, Nintendo is planning on launching a Wii U app store as well, one that may even offer non-game apps.
Citing a person “familiar with the matter”, The Daily says that Nintendo’s Wii U app store will offer a much wider variety of apps than what we’ve seen on Nintendo’s current digital marketplace. With the Wii U, you’ll reportedly be able to download apps from the Wii U such as MLB.tv, or even possibly web, email and social networking apps.
Considering that the Wii U controller is essentially a tablet, this makes a good bit of sense and certainly seems credible. Nintendo hasn’t exactly had the best track record with its online services in comparison to, say, Microsoft and Sony, so something like this would at the least help bring Nintendo in line with its competition as far as online features are concerned.
Source: The Daily (via Game Informer)