• Nintendo Rumored to Launch App Store Next Year



    Venerable video game giant Nintendo is reportedly poised to launch its very own branded and fully comprehensive app store next year when the next generation Wii U console reaches the masses.

    As Matt Hinkey of The Daily reported this week, Nintendo's forthcoming touchscreen controller is the talk of the video game world - a world that may, indeed, be rocked by Nintendo's rumored plans to implement a full-blown app store for the next system.

    Itís unknown whether Nintendo plans to monetize its app store with a points system, which it currently uses for WiiWare and DSiWare, or with a more Apple-like pay-to-play system.
    As we all know, Apple gets a little edgy when competing tech rivals introduce any digital storefront called an "app store." Of course, it remains to be seen if Nintendo will do anything to raise Apple's ire the way Amazon apparently did when the online retail giant got into the app store business.

    Longtime Nintendo fans, however, say that the writing has been on the wall for some time now with regard to a Nintendo app store. As app stores clearly hold the key to how all future digital content will be procured, the video game industry certainly won't be removed from this burgeoning trend by any stretch of the imagination.

    Source: The Daily
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