Will the Wii U have an app store?

Wall of Apps

Rumour has it that the Wii U will feature a “full-blown app store”. Unlike the Wii Shop Channel and the 3DS’s eShop, which focus on games and the most basic of utilities, this Wii U store will feature a “wider variety of apps”. A Major League Baseball app was specifically mentioned as a possibility.

Wii U owners will be able to use apps that operate on the Wii U itself, such as MLB.TV, and others that run independently on the Wii U’s controller. Given its tablet-like design and 6.2-inch screen, it’s not hard to imagine being able to check email, browse the Web, post to social networks and even get some gaming in.

The source of this information remains anonymous, but it’s certainly a tantalizing possibility to consider. It would fall well in line with the other current rumour of eBook-like content coming to the console.

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. :O
    Let’s wait for e3.

  2. RockD79

    I’m liking all these ideas that are leaking out. I find it interesting all this is happening only days away from the so called behind closed doors event of old news from E3 2011.

  3. dill

    apps would be so awsome!!!!!

  4. lenny

    thats pretty much where i figured the tablet controller was heading anyway. It makes sense and from what im hearing the 720 may also feature a tablet based controller. And i KNOW ms is gonna move in that direction if the do! i look foward to seeing just where this whole concept will take the gaming industry in the long run.