Near Field Communication Technology Introduced to Nintendo Wii U Controller

Wii U Controller Photograph
Wii U Controller Photograph

(RFIDWorld.ca) Similar to the Oyster cards used on the London transport network, the Nintendo Wii U tablet controller will soon be featuring close proximity radio communication technology known as Near Field Communication (NFC).

Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, stated that the NFC technology that will be used for the Nintendo Wii U controller is the same non-contact NFC standard that is compatible with FeliCa and MIFARE. He expects the NFC technology to become world renowned in the near future, expecting it to be used frequently with other systems.

Iwata further stated that the adoption of NFC will allow for figurines and cards to be created so that they can electronically read and write data. This will be possible through the non-contact NFC creating a new type of gaming in the video game world. The addition of this new functionality will open up possibilities such as using it to make micro-payments

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