As reported earlier, Nintendo is developing a service compatible with the 3DS and upcoming Wii U much like Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, called Nintendo Network, in which users will have individual and personal accounts with the possibility to download DLC and even full games, eventually. However, when this service will launch has yet to be determined, according to Nintendo head Satoru Iwata.
“We have not decided the concrete timing of when we will start it,” said Iwata. “The decision must be made by taking into consideration such factors as the relationship with the wholesalers and retailers, and the best way to be embraced by consumers.”
He added, “however, as an option for the future, the significance of this business field will increase.”
Suddenly, the possibility of the service not launching alongside the Wii U later this year becomes a very real scenario. Whenever Nintendo decides to launch it, however, it won’t be a moment too soon, that’s for sure.