[Rumor] Nintendo working on a cartrige to stream content from the Wii U to 3DS
Editor's Note: As cool an idea as this is, I'm not totally buying it. Sure the Wii U GamePad is essentially a bigger (although more advanced) DS and the 3DS is capable of processing some great visuals but I'm not sure it can handle the task of being a GamePad. Does the 3DS have the graphical capabilities needed to play Wii U games? Could the resolution settings of the Wii U games be downgraded when played on the 3DS hardware? I don't know. Using the 3DS as basic control for the Wii U on the other hand, is something I'd find more believable and a great idea within itself.
I do like the idea of a second GamePad and this would surely give people who already own a 3DS a nice, cheaper alternative to buying a separate controller. So hopefully there's some truth to this and Nintendo can somehow pull it off.
A new rumor has emerged from the French Nintendo fansite Nintendo-Master.com, which speculates that in the future, the 3DS could become a Wii U tablet of sorts, thanks to a cartridge add-on that Nintendo-Master's sources say is "currently in development"!
This cartridge will allow a sort of streaming similar to the Wii U and the GamePad and it will allow the 3DS to be a controller for your Wii U. Unfortunately, only those who bought the Circle Pad Pro accessory will be able to use this feature, if this "product" becomes a reality.
WUD suggests a receiver capable of transferring data between the Wii U and 3DS could fit inside this cart.
What do you think about this?
i would perfer this to be like a 3ds Wii u player. like the Gameboy player for gamecube. i was hoping this day was coming
Sounds kinda lame. They should have just released the XL with 2 analog sticks.
It should definitely be the other way round, make 3ds games playable on the Wiiu
I wish it was a smaller model with 2 analog sticks
A nice thought, though it is missing a couple of shoulder buttons. If this rumor is true, I'm sure Nintendo will figure out a work-around.
Now it just needs a second analog stick...
It seems I'm not the only one that wants 3DS/DS games to be played on the Wii U. To be truthful, I just want that to play Kid Icarus: Uprising, so that when I actually play multiplayer, all of the people on 3DS get pissed as hell
And give the Wii U the ability to do 3D, so for those with the capabilities, it would be fantastic.
I only want to have a way to play 3DS/DS games on the Wii U. That was the Gamecube's best feature.
I have feeling this is backwards, and from mistranslation, or mislead information, its a cartridge that lets you plug DS/3DS game in it and play game on the TV and gamepad.
The gamepad uses some kind of special "whireless data transfer chip", that make the gamepad show the image of the Wii U with almost no latency. it is impossible to make the 3DS able to show the same kind of image without mutch higher latency no mather how good connection you have. The vita-PS3 cant show the games so quick eater, sure it can get close if it compress the images, and if you have a quick connection, but still not as good (or reliable). One way of solving this is to have some of the game software on the portable device and just send the button input to the console, but then you are not able to get the whole experience on the portable device, plus you would have to download a lot of data to the 3DS/vita. On the other hand, if they put the same kind of "Wii U gamepad" chip on this new accessory for the 3DS, they should be able to make it work. I guess/bet this rumore is true. :-D
Going from what I read in the editor's note, I think this is a bad idea if it's true. Why not make something that will play 3DS/DS games on a Wii U? Gamers are already modding their 3DS's with screen capture devices that let them connect to TVs & such devices. Why not make an official accessory that connects a 3DS to a Wii U like they did in past generations with the Super Game Boy & Game Boy Player? The Wii U's tablet would work perfectly as a DS/3DS controller.
And if properly done (like in the past when you connected a GBA to a Gamecube with that link cable to unleash new features in games) it would give owners of a Wii U a reason to buy a 3DS and vice versa.
Again...this news looks way too early to tell.
I'd say its better if Nintendo introduces its own version of Remote Play. makes more sense.
uuhhh.... why not just software patch the 3ds and wiiU to be compatible with each other? you know.... like the Vita/ps3
If this device lets me play DS and/or 3DS games on my television this will be a day 1 preorder FOR SURE! I've been waiting and hoping for this ever since the wiiu was revealed to have a controller with touch screen abilities.
I don't think it's graphics, just resolution.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Well I'd say look at Theathrythem FF, They had a final Fantasy 13 video, and the graphics weren't downgraded at all! I believe this is possible, then again, I'm optimistic
If you need to go out and buy a cartridge to connect the 3DS to the Wii U, surely they would put a Circlepad Pro with it. It would be a win-win for everyone (and also one with the cartridge only for people who already have it). Edit: Assuming the cartridge is what they will use in the final design.