Via The Japan Times:
Nintendo is trying to modify its game consoles so customers can use smartphone applications on them as it searches for a way to return to profitability, company sources said.
The game console and software maker has offered professional-use conversion software to application developers so they can produce smartphone games that can be played on Wii U…
There’s a problem with that, something I noticed when I reviewed the Wii U last year: Nintendo cheaped out on the console’s GamePad, giving it a resistive screen (smartphone screens are capacitive) that does not have multi-touch. So if smartphone apps do make it to the Wii U, don’t expect them to offer the same type of game play as an iPhone app.