Wii U Could Feature eBook Store
Do you guys remember when Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at the E3 expo? Were you thinking the same thing I was?
"Holy hell, can that controller be any bigger?"
Obviously, Nintendo has their reasons for making the oversized handheld. Here's a video to get you up to speed:
Some of this looks pretty sweet, especially the capability to play on the controller itself. Those who've argued over control of the TV with their significant other will probably agree. Now it turns out that Nintendo may be looking to get into the app game to take advantage of the controller's tablet-like qualities. Yes, perhaps Angry Birds and Tiny Wings are in the Wii U's future, and if sources are accurate: an eReader service for digital books.
The source (from Forget the Box) is claiming that Nintendo may implement an eReader store with their new product that would feature books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and even game guides. The 3DS would use this software too. Essentially, Nintendo is cooking up their own version of the iPad in hopes of attracting a wider audience. Yeah, yeah, we know, the Wii U is never going to be able to compete with the iPad, but it sure as hell could give Kindle Fire a run for its money.
This all sounds very cool, though: a gaming system that doubles as a tablet and eReader. I've yet to defect to eReading, but if my gaming system had the capability, I'd probably take advantage of it.
What do you think, LitReactors: anyone planning on picking up the Wii U this year?
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