IGN: What is NFC and How Will the Wii U Use It?

IGN: Yesterday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata informed investors that the Wii U will utilize near-field communication (NFC) technology, which it says can be used for a variety of applications, including micro-transactions for its upcoming online service, the Nintendo Network. We're unlikely to learn more about how the feature will be implemented until E3 in June, but in the meantime, let's go over the basics of NFC and a few educated guesses about what Nintendo has planned.

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NoobJobz2454d ago

National Football Conference

SnakeCQC2454d ago

near fatal content its the wii u's dlc that is even more overpriced

Ness-Psi2454d ago

the concept of it sounds a bit like the old infared connection on old mobile phones, if you wanted to send stuff through infared you had to be literally standing toe to toe to send it.

but of course nintendo's version will be way more hi-tec than that....

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32454d ago

It's probably going to be able to scan your credit card for digital purchases.

salinidus2454d ago

did you know that according to annalists nintendo will be losing 800 million dollars this year in total loses, check out the this vid they talk about it.

ChickeyCantor2453d ago

This was a podcast.
And you are shamelessly promoting it.

Don't click it if no one is interested in a subjective matter on the pricing of Wii-U

salinidus2453d ago

your point being, all said was that they are talking about it

ChickeyCantor2453d ago

Is that why you are promoting it in every article?
Don't worry, it's reported for spam. =)