Reports are that Nintendo is looking to prepare an app store of sorts for the Wii U. It is unknown if such a store would be monetized with Nintendo points currently used for WiiWare and the 3DS Nintendo eShop, or with something that resembles Apple’s pay-to-play system.

“Nintendo currently maintains repositories that act as ‘light’ app stores: The DSi Shop for its portables, and the Wii Shop for its current console. Most of its apps are games and basic utilities like Mario Calculator. The Wii U’s as-yet-unnamed store will go far beyond this, proffering a wider variety of apps, said a person familiar with the matter,” reports Matt Hickey. “Wii U owners will be able to use apps that operate on the Wii U itself, such as MLB.TV, and others that run independently on the Wii U’s controller. Given its tablet-like design and 6.2-inch screen, it’s not hard to imagine being able to check email, browse the Web, post to social networks and even get some gaming in.”

Source: The Daily