Nintendo eyes smartphone apps to spur Wii U sales

The Japanese company is reportedly working to enable mobile app access on its consoles to boost flagging Wii U sales.

Nintendo is trying to modify its game consoles so customers can use smartphone applications on them, as the struggling Japanese company aims to return to profitability.

The Japan Times reported Monday that anonymous company sources say the console maker is betting on third-party smartphone apps to spur device sales. This, in turn, could lead to a growth in popular game titles on its platform, the Japan Times added.

Read moreof "Nintendo taps smartphone apps to increase console sales" at ZDNet.

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