[Rumor] The Wii U could be an e-reader
According to a dude that knows a dude, the Wii U controller might make itself into an e-reader. Since we have already seen speculation that the Wii U eShop might offer more than just games, this actually seems fairly reasonable. The 3DS might in fact share this service in the future as well.
It seems like another market that Nintendo may be trying to find a way into. With the various Android, Apple, and Kindle e-readers already available, the market certainly boasts some stiff competition. Now if only Nintendo would comment on rumor and speculation. I guess we will all have to wait until E3.
Why can't game companies get some focus, you're supposed to make game systems. Stop watering down the experience with gimmicks and "value added" features. Focus people, FOCUS!
I have a Kindle and I seem to be one of the few people who likes the fact that all you can do with it is *read*. It doesn't let me go on the internet, it doesn't let me download music or flip through colour comics... it just lets me read a book quietly, in peace and with no distractions. Isn't that what an e-reader is designed to do?
Including Nintendo, evidently.
It shows how poorly Nintendo are marketing the Wii-U when a vast amount of people still think it's a portable system.
You mean like that PsP comic service that launched about two years ago?
If they were able to get a deal working with comic companies, then I'd be interested...
I think it's safe to assume that a Nintendo console can play video games.
Their next news release will probably be something along the lines of "The Wii-U can call your parents and friends", then "It can contact the dead!".
But we'll never hear whether or not it can actually play real games, and not just tech demos.
Nintendo is trying to make the wii u be the big entertainment device in the living room. well, i can't play DVDs, so i don't think so. the controller is going to be horrid, if it was 4 inches that would be ok but it is 6.
Ok... I understand why Nintendo wants to fight Apple and Kindle with its new console, but I'm starting to feel Nintendo is biting off more than they can chew. I know its a rumor... but if all of this is fake, fine. If is real... *sigh*
The tablet can't go more than about ten feet from the console. Its, you know, a controller, not a handheld.
the wii u can be everything....except a "hardcore" system
Oh, I thought the interface would be on the tablet . . .portable and all . . .
When I read it on the homepage it was typo-ed, "E-Ready", and I assumed that was some new digital content service(not the word I'm looking for) like Valve's Steam, for example.
No i didn't :( I was going off of the picture lol.
No no, I meant a comic reader.
Brofist. I thought the same thing.
I'm begining to wonder if Nintendo's really working hard on the wiiU and don't want to show anything yet,or are rolling on their chairs like Mojang.
I know I've played videos from my PC that was used as a media hub for the PS3 to connect to and then had my PSP stream the said content from my PS3 to my PSP. I had some issues with certain formats but on a whole it did work. I'm REALLY looking forward to the Vita making that whole process better.
As far as Netflix streaming on the PSP I don't know. THAT would be awesome if it did. If I have Netflix on my cell phone I don't see why it can't be on the Vita. Another amazing feature Vita could have.
Let me get this straight. E-Readefrs like the Kindle have their main advantage and sole reason for existing being in how they are portable, meaning you can acrry a library around with you. This, is a home console, thereby existing in the same building where you would have your collection of books.....
Please tell me at least one of you can see the problem with this.