Nintendo Considering Bringing Wii U TVii Service To Japan And Europe


Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has told investors during a recent Q&A session that Nintendo are considering bringing the Wii U TVii service, currently only being offered to North Americans, to Japan and Europe in the future.

During the Q&A session, Iwata said:

“We are currently considering offering Nintendo TVii in Japan and Europe by taking into account how people watch television in each region, and I believe I will be able to share more details in the not-so-distant future.”

“In this sense, many partners, including third-party publishers and non-gaming partners, as exemplified by VOD [Video On-Demand] service providers, are seeing a lot of potential in Wii U, especially because it can also be used freely in the living room even if the TV is in use, and there are many possibilities, such as a shopping service or some other service that uses the internet.”

The service in the United States currently has support from various third parties including Hulu, Amazon and ABC. Sports such as the NFL can be watched while looking at stats and scores from the game and other matches on the GamePad simultaneously.

There’s no confirmation yet on what services will be available in Japan or Europe, though it’s likely the usual suspects such as Netflix, LoveFilm, BlinkBox and the BBC iPlayer will be available in the UK at least.

Would you like to see the TVii make the move to Europe and Japan? Let us know!

[Source: CVG]

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