Nintendo announces Nintendo Network for the Wii U

Nintendo’s President, Satoru Iwata, has recently announced a new online gaming service called the “Nintendo Network.” The Nintendo Network will be available for 3DS handhelds as well as the new future console from Nintendo, the Wii U. According to Nintendo the new service will support multiple personal user accounts per system, foster the competition and online interaction, and availability of downloadable content (DLC) for games as well.

There is apparently no timetable set for the service to roll out as of yet as Iwata says, Nintendo “will prepare the same infrastructure for the Wii U. However, we have not decided the concrete timing of when we will start it.” We are excited to see Nintendo looking to actually compete with the offerings from Microsoft Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Keep tuned for more information once the Wii U is released.


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Solomon Massele
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