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Google Street View for Wii U Renamed, Delayed

by Neal Ronaghan - January 30, 2013, 6:10 pm EST
Total comments: 9 Source: https://twitter.com/gibbogame

Your January dreams of using your GamePad to look at your house are dashed.

The Google Street View application for Wii U is now named Wii Street U, and is coming to Japan in mid-February, according to Nintendo's latest results briefing. The app is slightly delayed from its original January release window.

Originally revealed in a December Nintendo Direct, Wii Street U was previously slated to be free from January to March. It is unknown if that period will be extended to accommodate for the delay. The novel part of the app is that it will use the gyro sensor in the GamePad to allow people to use Street View in 360 degree panoramic fashion.

While a version for both North America and Europe is on the way, it is likely they will come out, at the earliest, in the mid-February alongside the Japanese release, or shortly after.


azekeJanuary 30, 2013

Who asked for this?

TJ SpykeJanuary 30, 2013

Quote from: azeke

Who asked for this?

It's a neat feature

azekeJanuary 31, 2013

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: azeke

Who asked for this?

It's a neat feature

I agree, but it's just that -- neat. For ten minutes at best.

TJ SpykeJanuary 31, 2013

It's also useful if you are going someplace you haven't been and want to know what it looks like. I do that with Google Street View at home on my computer or iPod Touch.

yoshi1001January 31, 2013

Personally I'd prefer Google Earth for 3DS, but that's probably beyond the system's capabilities.

TJ SpykeJanuary 31, 2013

Yeah, Google Earth would be a lot, the minimum specs for the PC version og Google Earth 6 is 256MB of RAM (Google recommends 512MB or more though) with Google Earth 7 requiring 512MB (and recommending 1GB).

SorenJanuary 31, 2013

As someone who has spent hours and hours aimlessly traveling the world through Google Maps, Earth and Street View, I can safely assume some people will spend more than 10 minutes with this app.

Fatty The HuttJanuary 31, 2013

I predict a name change for North America.

ShyGuyJanuary 31, 2013


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