Miiverse connects Wii U, 3DS, PC, and mobile

When you launch your Wii U and log yourself into the Nintendo Network, you'll be greeted by Miiverse. It's a virtual space where your Mii can check on the status of others in your network.

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When you launch your Wii U and log yourself into the Nintendo Network, you'll be greeted by Miiverse. It's a virtual space where your Mii can check on the status of others in your network: other Miis on your console, Miis you've friended, and Miis enjoying the same games as you. As with Near on Vita, you'll not only see what people are playing, but what they think of the game. It's a decidedly Nintendo approach to online social gaming. Miiverse will let players take screenshots from within games, and share them on the network. The service can also be integrated into Wii U games. For example, if you die in a Mario game, you can ask Miiverse friends for tips on how to pass the stage you're struggling with. Interestingly, the Miiverse won't just live on your Wii U. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata commented that it will be accessible on Nintendo's new home console, 3DS, and on PC and mobile. "Because the key components of Miiverse are browser-based, these social connections will be possible outside of your home, away from the Wii U itself," Iwata said. "We won't offer this immediately at launch, but later, Miiverse will be available from Nintendo 3DS, PC, or any web-enabled mobile device." We'll have much more on Miiverse and how it works this week at E3.

Miiverse being accessed on a phone

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    June 3, 2012 3:35 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Miiverse connects Wii U, 3DS, PC, and mobile.

    When you launch your Wii U and log yourself into the Nintendo Network, you'll be greeted by Miiverse. It's a virtual space where your Mii can check on the status of others in your network.

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      June 3, 2012 4:00 PM

      Wara Wara

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      June 3, 2012 5:31 PM

      Cool, I kinda sorta said something about this a couple weeks ago:

      http://www.shacknews.com/article/73888/rumor-wii-u-controller-redesign-leaked?id=28235345#item_28235345

      Nintendo needs to be able to link up with other consumer devices, so that the WiiU becomes the central entertainment hub of the household. They're going to need to do a lot more than this Mii thing, of course.

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      June 3, 2012 5:38 PM

      Thank god they're finally embracing online connectivity instead of just half assing it like they did with the Wii

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        June 4, 2012 12:38 AM

        i'm not holding my breath, everyone in the universe told them they were doing it wrong on the wii and they still went ahead and fucked it up.

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      June 3, 2012 5:44 PM

      Sweet Jesus, this is exactly the opposite of what I want from a console.

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        June 3, 2012 5:48 PM

        Perhaps you want a regular old Wii then

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        June 3, 2012 5:48 PM

        I'm very interested to see what MS brings this time around. Sony is going to have it VERY rough this time if they don't do something big I figure, especially if they release another $600 console. I doubt MS will have the hardware issues they had the last gen and that was a factor for many folks, perhaps pushing them to the PS3.

        I think the next XBOX and the Wii U will run with the next Gen. I wonder how the Vita is selling?

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      June 3, 2012 6:55 PM

      Steam on Wii? I'm sold!