Nintendo Looking into NFC Payments for Wii U

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by Jayden Williams

During its financial results briefing to investors today Nintendo have outlined early plans to implement small NFC payments into future Wii U software.

‘NFC’ refers to Near Field Communication, a technology that’s been worked into the Wii U GamePad. Gamers who have played Skylanders or read about Pokémon Smash U will be familiar with the potential of NFC.

If this becomes reality Wii U users could simply ‘touch’ a smart card onto their controller when promoted by the console and funds will automatically transfer to complete a transaction.

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