Well this is interesting. It looks as though Nintendo has recognized smartphone apps as viable competition- or a viable income source- according to The Japan Times. A report out of the newspaper indicates that Nintendo is currently trying to modify the Wii U so that smartphone applications will run on it. It also claims that Nintendo has provided application developers with conversion software so that they can get their applications, games in particular, running on the console. Find out why this might be a good thing after the jump!