Submitted by Valay 672d ago | news

Nintendo and Panasonic join forces to improve game interaction

Nintendo and Panasonic have joined forces to make easier-to-use game machines, Nihon Keizai Shimbun writes in a new report. (3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

MasterCornholio  +   672d ago
I wonder what's for dinner?

Nexus 7 2013
SpiralTear  +   672d ago
When reading the headline, for a split second I thought it read "Philips" and I thought the same thing.
darthv72  +   672d ago
Panasonic made the 3do and then later went on to make the Panasonic Q which is a gamecube that was able to play DVD's.

The Wii-Q maybe?
TheEvilWithin  +   672d ago
Looks like Nintendo might be planning out the successor to the Wii U already. I hope they give the Wii U a little bit more time to try and gain grounds with gamers. I love the Wii U! Sure there are things Nintendo could add to its online interactions but over all I find the system super enjoyable.
gedden7  +   672d ago
Umm no... Ninty isn't doing that but planning for a bigger future is all.. I love my Wii U I can't wait for more games!
TheEvilWithin  +   672d ago
Hey I'm with you. I'm not bashing Nintendo or the Wii U. I love the system. I can't wait for all the Nintendo greatness to come out this fall. I'm getting like one game for the PS4 and getting something like 6 or 7 games for my Wii U this fall.
3-4-5  +   672d ago
As soon as Nintendo is done with a console, the next day, they start tinkering with it and working on both new models and next gen at same time.

I'm sure they've been working on Wii U successor for a year now.
Neonridr  +   672d ago
absolutely, they are always thinking ahead. The Wii U will still get its turn in the spotlight, and should be around for 5 years or more.
LOL_WUT  +   672d ago
You guys may all be cheering them on but me as a consumer would it kill them to make a console that is a little more future proof? Hopefully they don't hold back on their next hardware. ;)
Yep  +   672d ago
^ Actually thinks PS4 and Xbox One are future proofed.

Yeah man, because RAM is all that's required to make your console more powerful. It's hilarious to see console gamers talk about tech specs as if they have a clue.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   672d ago
til 2015 rumor will occur
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stragomccloud  +   672d ago
I would assume so. Every time Nintendo releases a console, they begin work on developing the next one.
lilbroRx  +   672d ago
Nintendo starting designing the Wii U months after the Wii was release. Of course they are planning its successor, but it won't be announced any time before 5 years has passed.
AWBrawler  +   672d ago
Nintendo is always planning their next console. Its how they do things
MakiManPR  +   672d ago
That's how EVERYONE do it
Activemessiah  +   672d ago
Abandoning the Wii U would do more harm than good in my opinion.
DoggyBiscuit  +   672d ago
Nintendo is not gonna abounded the Wii u at least not yet
Misaka_x_Touma  +   672d ago
they never will til their next system launches
gedden7  +   672d ago
Just maybe this is the way they could compete a little better when it comes to the tech/graphics side of things.. Nintendo software is always on point for the big games anyways!
lilbroRx  +   672d ago
Competing with graphics is a fools decision.

They compete with accessibility and cost.
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Neonridr  +   672d ago
Philips made the CDI.
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andrewer  +   672d ago
Haha I know, but Nintendo and Philips teamed up to make those Zelda games that everybody loves, that's why I was lol'ing
Neonridr  +   671d ago
well, Nintendo allowed Philips to use the licenses for Mario and Zelda, but Nintendo had ZERO involvement in them. There was no quality control on those abominations, hence the end result.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   672d ago
only thing Panasonic done up to this date is create the GC, Wii and Wii U optical discs.
RFornillos4  +   672d ago
actually, i believe there was a panasonic version gamecube. i saw that somewhere, and couldn't believe it at first...
DoggyBiscuit  +   672d ago
Panasonic really That's like joining forces with coby
LOL_WUT  +   672d ago
Yea in this case Samsung would've been a better deal. Next thing you know Panasonic comes out with a console of their own ;)
BosSSyndrome  +   672d ago
Wii Q.
darthv72  +   672d ago
damn....beat me to it.

well played boss...well played
Africa-Garvey  +   672d ago
Let these forces join to produce a Nintendo playstation; that is, a Wii U that can play blu-ray or at least DVD
Even the ps2 can do the later !!!
jhoward585  +   672d ago
if my memory serves me correctly, the Wii U Has A Mystery Port slot towards the bottom left end.

who knows what it used for....it might be used for expansion/add on.

Panasonic have experience with making expansion/add on devices for consoles.

remember the 3D0 gaming console. Panasonic was making an expansion hardware for the 3D0 but it never got developed for unknown reasons.

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