Nintendo’s Miiverse, the social networking hub of its poorly selling console, the Wii U, is set to expand its influence to include both PC and smartphone platforms, with Nintendo looking to debut the latter of those two systems sometime between April and May.
Initially the functionality won’t be great, with just the ability to post comments and read others. You’ll be able to do some doodles too of course, an activity that has become quite a popular activity on the Wii U; perhaps because the game selection is so lacking right now.
The 3DS version of the Miiverse doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but in some ways its surprising that it wasn’t available at launch, considering Nintendo’s proclivity for bundling handheld function into its consoles.
According to Polygon’s report, Nintendo is also in talks with developers to see what they would like to see in the Miiverse API.
KitGuru Says: Nice to see Nintendo getting this done, but as with the loading times patch, why wasn’t this ready for the launch of the console?