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Nintendo will not add full Twitch service to Wii U

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2014 19:05 User comments (1)

Nintendo will not add full Twitch service to Wii U One of the more popular services available to gamers now on PS4 and Xbox One is 'Twitch,' the ability to record and share your entire playthroughs and other events when gaming.
Unfortunately, it appears the Wii U fans will not get the same services, at least not in the way rival console owners can. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has said Twitch will not be headed to the Wii U, and he does not really see the appeal anyway. "What we've got to think through is, so what's fun about that? From a consumer standpoint, what's fun about it?"

Currently, the Wii U allows you to pick highlights and upload them to YouTube, leading to the now infamous "Luigi Death Stare" meme. Fils-Aime is a great fan of that ability, adding that "You can make some choices as to what parts are going to be shared. We think that makes it interesting. That's different than watching Joe Blow's 30 minute stream, which may or may not have something that's all that interesting."

Now of course there could be technical or hardware capability issues that Fils-Aime has not noted, but for the time being it looks like no Twitch for the Wii U.





Source:
Polygon

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1 user comment

118.6.2014 13:11

Because Twitch is for hardcore gamers.........PERIOD!

WiiU is NOT for hardcore gamers.....not for hardcore ANYTHING.

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