Several months ago a rumour appeared stating that the Wii U would be capable of being used as an eBook reader. Now, rumours have re-emerged, this time with more conclusive proof.
eBooks on my game console? How absolutely scaaandalous! In all seriousness, this isn't really a big deal, but if the rumor's true, it's an added value for the Wii U. There's no reason the Wi U shouldn't be usable for eBooks.
I certainly hope we get an e-reader on WiiU.Would certainly add value to the console in the long run especially if we can use the Kindle store for downloading books.
wait i thought the Wii U controller will only work in close proximity to the Wii U, this would be kind of a pointless feature if you cant dl new books or anything
Maybe the WiiU controller itself has some memory in it where you can can dl and store items. This way you can take the pad with you wherever.
it has an sd card slot for local storage. That could imply that you would be able to take the sd card from the wii-u and insert it into the controller to play VC games or wiiware titles. that would be great if true.
Lol.....this is what it's come too? My console is an ereader too! So take that! My god the WiiU better be awesome.....because if it's the train wreck I think it is you'll hear me! Lol Seriously though....even if the ereader/controller somehow had a 4g dongle to be used away from the console....would you be caught dead with it downtown? Have you ever tried reading a few chapters of a book on a kindle fire? Or iPad? It's brutal to hold. Now imagine playing a game for 3hrs? I promise you a month after WiiU releases nintendites will be proclaiming the old school controller as savior.
Why do people complain when an extra feature is added? I probably won't ever use this feature as I use Android devices foe eBooks, but more features are always welcome.
How dare Nintendo adds more value to my future purchase!!1!
ebooks could be good for the small screen in the bed.
Interesting idea. Perhaps if they get Amazon's ebook library involved in it somehow; it could be most interesting. Perhaps even visual novels that I keep hearing about might take off over here? Who knows until the E3 showing though right?
would be cool, but i doubt i will use it :D
Read? Not hardcore enough. End sarcasm
Well Iwata did state that they want the WiiU to be the kind of device that users interact with everyday in some form or another...
If this is true and it let's me read manga without any hassle I'd be one happy duck. It's the one thing that made me consider a kindle at £100, but if I can get the same feature included in the price of the console the choice would be a no-brainer.
The controller looks significantly smaller in that picture.
This is awesome. They may succeed in making the WiiU the device for the Living Room and the whole Family where Sony and Microsoft failed (not that they 100% failed).
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