The Wii U console will offer full web browsing functionality on its GamePad controller, and while it won’t support Flash, it has full support for HTML 5, the latest standard in web technologies. In a recent HTML 5 browser test, the Wii U scored very high, out gunning the new Internet Explorer 10, the Nintendo 3DS browser, and the PlayStation Vita’s browser as well.
The Wii U scored 323 points, more than the 3DS, which got only 109. Internet Explorer 9 on the Xbox 360 got just 120 points. In fact, the Wii U got the highest mark of any home or portable console device. You can find the full list here.
Nintendo is embracing HTML 5 with the Wii U, as many Miiverse features will be powered by HTML 5, such as chat and the Twitter-like service where players can post news of what they’re playing, share screenshots, and more. You can find more information about the Wii U browser, and even a video of it in action.