Nintendo may soon be offering quite the strong lineup of games for its Nintendo 3DS in the coming months, but is doing quite the opposite with its Wii U as there are really no note-worthy titles coming out until closer to the holiday season. A new rumor may suggest the company is currently working on enticing smartphone app developers to create versions of their popular games for the Wii U, which would help boost its currently weak software library.
The rumor comes from The Japan Times as they are reporting Nintendo has already started delivering high quality software conversion tools to a number of mobile developers. The hope would be to have these app developers create Wii U versions of their games, which some have already done for Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, and to some extent, the Xbox 360.
With the Nintendo Wii U’s GamePad featuring a touchscreen, we think it would be relatively simple for some smartphone app developers to convert their game to the system. Some games that call for virtual joysticks would also benefit from the Wii U’s GamePad, which makes this rumor one we could certainly see some truth behind.