Nintendo Taps Smartphone Apps for Console Boost

The Japan Times:

Nintendo Co. is trying to modify its game consoles so customers can use smartphone applications on them as it searches for a way to return to profitability, company sources said.

The game console and software maker has offered professional-use conversion software to application developers so they can produce smartphone games that can be played on Wii U, a struggling home video game console that helped widen the firm’s operating loss in fiscal 2012.

They’re on the right road, but driving in the wrong direction.

Monday, 6 May 2013