Japan getting new Wii U apps
The Japanese Wii U launch is less than 24 hours away, and already several exclusive Wii U apps have been revealed. Besides streaming apps such as YouTube and Hulu, there will be some Japan-specific services on the Wii U console.
One of those is “YNN”, which is a Netflix-like service that streams movies, TV shows, sports, and more. Another service is Demae-Can, which is a Japanese national food delivery service. Wii U gamers will be able to order food such as Pizza with their GamePad controller. The third Japan-exclusive Wii U app is Nico Nico, which is a TV-watching app for the Wii U, where users will be able to browse and watch television shows.
While Westerners won’t be getting these apps, it means that the possibility is open for all sorts of apps to be available on the Wii U. Google recently announced that a Google Maps app will arrive on the console next year.