Nintendo reveals Nintendo Network, Wii U controller to include NFC and personal accounts

Nintendo has dropped a bunch of new info on the Wii U and the Nintendo Network at a recent investor meeting. The Nintendo Network will be their network platform that will cover the 3DS and the Wii U. It will allow for DLC and full game downloads (if they go in that direction) and will be much more fully featured than the Nintendo WiFi Connection that is currently used by the DS and the Wii.

Nintendo announced that the Wii U will have personal accounts for when there's multiple family members using a single console and that the Wii U controller will also include Near Field Communications.
"By installing this functionality, it will become possible to create cards and figurines that can electronically read and write data via noncontact NFC and to expand the new play format in the video game world. Adoption of this functionality will enable various other possibilities such as using it as a means of making micropayments" said Iwata.
They could use this feature like Skylanders, were you can buy an actual toy of a character and import it into your game through NFC, but instead apply it to Pokemon. Iwata also mentions cards so you can already imagine what kind of crazy stuff you can do to Pokemon/Yugioh/Magic cards.


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