In a recent interview with Forbes, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime made reference to the Wii U’s Online Capabilities saying that:
“For Wii U, we’re going to take that one step further, and what we’re doing is creating a much more flexible system that will allow the best approaches by independent publishers to come to bear. So instead of a situation where a publisher has their own network and wants that to be the predominant platform, and having arguments with platform holders, we’re going to welcome that. We’re going to welcome that from the best and the brightest of the third party publishers”.
Then, he went on to say that the new system will be an “extremely robust online experience.” Many people didn’t like the Wii’s online capabilities as games required a 12 digit Friend Code to establish a connection. In any way, it should be noted that the service is free and the system implements console-based software like the Wii Message Board, Virtual Console, WiiConnect24, Internet Channel, Forecast Channel, News Channel, etc. Additionally, Americans and Canadians can watch Netflix and the BBC offers the BBC iPlayer. Though some of these features are stronger than others, the only thing we can do is expect the Wii U has a significantly improved service.