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Old 01-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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3DS and Wii U may have E-Reader Functionality

Is Nintendo Adding eReader Functionality To The 3DS And The Wii U?




According to Forget The Box, an inside source has revealed that Nintendo is in the process of prepping e-Reader functionality for both the 3DS and the Wii U, allowing users to download books, magazines, newspapers and comics to the Wii U controller and the 3DS.
Forget The Box is claiming that Nintendo is interested in making every copy of Nintendo Power and guides to old games available on the service, a move which plays into the nostalgia factor offered through the virtual console. Itís apparently all part of a move on Nintendoís part to move towards the Wii U as a collection of services in addition to its normal functionality as a games machine.
Itís an interesting rumour, but one Iím a little cynical about. While Nintendo has added extra functionality to the Wii like the weather channel and other online services, itís always remained reluctant to move away from its own unique niche in the games market. I could see Nintendo implementing some form of e-Reader functionality for guides and games magazines, but canít see the Wii U controller being used as a full blown e-Reader like a Kindle, specifically since Nintendo has been keen to avoid labeling the Wii U as a traditional tablet.
Iíve been completely wrong about these things before however, and considering the Wii U is the first Nintendo console where it looks as though it is attempting to respond to trends instead of creating them, perhaps an e-Reader makes sense. As a company Nintendo has always been interested in utilising Ďwitheringí technology to create new experiences, and e-readers fall into that category to an extent.
Itís possible that itís simply an avenue Nintendo is looking into without making any kind of concrete decision. In any case, Iím keen to see precisely what direction Nintendo decide to take the Wii U in 2012.
Nintendo Set To Enter Realm of e-Readers [Forget The Box]

SOURCE - http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/01/is-...and-the-wii-u/


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Old 01-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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pretty awesome, as I can get my college text books way cheap this way.
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It's also supposed to have a full on appstore and other non-video game/nintendo shit.

looks like nintendo is ready to evolve
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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Not going to lie, when I first saw the thread, I thought of the e-reader accessory for the Gamecube and GBA, haha
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what if thats what nintendo ment and journalist just misunderstood

I'd lol
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This makes my Kindle useless. Actually it just means the e-reader on Wii U won't be used by me.
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Why is this happening AFTER I get the Kindle Fire? T.T
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This would be a really cool function, mainly for what SG64 said, much easier to get access to text books and other things.
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