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Wii U Internet Browser Functionality Detailed

by Danny Bivens - June 3, 2012, 4:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 9

Nintendo shows us the unique features of the Wii U web browser.

Details about the Wii U Internet browser were revealed today during the latest Nintendo Direct event. 

Using the Wii U GamePad, players can input text, browse the web, and share what they are browsing with others who are watching the television. An example of this sharing was shown, with a video being flicked from the GamePad to the television screen for everyone in the room to view.

While the browsing is usually shown simultaneously on both screens, Nintendo is including the option to pull a digital curtain over what is on the television screen, which hides the content temporarily on the big screen. The concept is based upon the idea of making web browsing entertaining. 


SonofMrPeanutJune 03, 2012

I'd like to see a variety of covers for the browser, much like the stationaries on Swapnote.  I could see Zach using it to cover his raunchier pics.  If it's customizable, I could even see him making a sexy girl his browser cover.  That or a T-Rex.

MataataJune 03, 2012

What's behind the curtain? Ta-daaa! It's rule 34!

BlackNMild2k1June 03, 2012

Quote from: Mataata

What's behind the curtain? Ta-daaa! It's rule 34!

L  O  L

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJune 03, 2012

Yeah that was a good one. hahaha.

ShyGuyJune 03, 2012

I wonder if it is Opera based. Chrome maybe?

AdrockJune 03, 2012

It's probably Opera based like all the other browsers on Nintendo hardware. You never know, if Facebook buys Opera like the rumors say, maybe there will be greater Facebook integration going forward. /speculation hat

The 3DS browser is not Opera-based, and there's no reason to think this one is.

AdrockJune 03, 2012

Hmm, I always thought it was. Maybe the browser is made by the same company that made the 3DS one.

Netscape Navigator for Wii U.

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