The Japan Times has a very interesting article up on their site right now that states “company sources” have informed them that Nintendo is trying to get smartphone app developers to create software for the Wii U.
Nintendo is rumored to be offering professional-use conversion software for app developers that will let them produce smartphone games that can be played on the Wii U, in hopes of increasing their sales figures.
While the company reportedly attempts to lure in mobile devs, they are rumored to also be developing new software in-house.
Nintendo meanwhile, continues to have issues with the Wii U on the market, due perhaps to confusions from consumers about what the Wii U really is. Many still believe the Wii U is an update to the Wii itself, as Nintendo has had to try and market directly inside retail stores and even send out a notification for the Wii that explains the differences.
The Wii U has only shipped 39,000 units since December, while the 3DS by comparison shipped 31.09 1.25 million units in the same time frame. So much so have the woes continued that Satoru Iwata has taken on the role of CEO at Nintendo of America as well.