Nintendo is struggling right now, with the Wii U not doing nearly as well as expected, and many analysts and critics in the industry have brought up a number of strategy changes that could turn things around for Nintendo. One of the biggest ideas, which is gaining support from a number of bigwigs in the industry, is that Nintendo should bring their first-party software to smartphones and tablets, capitalizing on the boom of smartphone games. Nintendo gave good reason not to develop for smartphones just recently, but it seems that their business is going to include smartphones going into the future.
Any Wii U owner already knows about the Miiverse, Nintendo's social add-on to its Wii U games. When on the main menu of the Wii U consoles, the "Wara Wara Plaza" is in the background, showcasing the newest Miiverse posts and other social aspects, such as what other players have been playing.
Back in April, Nintendo opened up the Miiverse to be accessible through browsers on PCs and smartphones, allowing players to view the Miiverse and post comments and other things. This is currently in beta, but it seems that Nintendo is going to be fixing up all of their browser-based operations, as they have recently confirmed that there will be a way that players will be able to manage their Nintendo Network accounts, including eShop purchases, through PCs and smartphones by the end of the year.
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