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Wii U Netflix screens leaked

Nintendo has not always had the most stellar online options, so when we thought about Netflix on the Wii U it seemed likely that it was just going to be a quick-and-dirty port of the existing software on the other consoles.

Not so, it seems. A new screen that was leaked to Engadget (where you can view a larger version) shows that Netflix on Wii U will utilize the system's tablet screen and enable it to view movies and videos while the television is used for something else.

Finally, a console that allows us to play video games while still technically baby sitting and/or spending time with the kids. The question that remains to be answered though, is whether or not this is more functional than an iPad, and the final price point of the Wii U will obviously factor heavily into that determination.

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12 comments

  • tehtimeisnow - June 13, 2012 1:07 a.m.

    netflicks is a horrable servece seruoisely i only watch movies on almighty itunes no wonder itunes is giong out of buziness soon its bad and nitedno sucks so much so they can only use bad serveces
  • jmcgrotty - June 13, 2012 2:25 a.m.

    From the best I can translate, you forgot some things: . , . ; . , . Also: Netflix, horrible, service, Seriously, I, iTunes (twice), going, business, it's, And, Nintendo, (take out that last "so"), services. Also again: iTunes is "almighty" (which you somehow spelled right), yet they suck so much they are going out of business soon? When you make as many mistakes as you did, you completely undermine your whole point. Yeah, I know I look like an asshole for even correcting you, but that was just too horrible to let slide.
  • ColtPersonality - June 13, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    obviously you don't know a troll when you see one.
  • tehtimeisnow - June 14, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    i meaned to say netflicks is giong out of buziness not almighty itnues cuz netflicks maked all there custamers mad cuz of horrable servece that never works so they lost like 99 percent of there subsicrbers
  • zombi3grim - June 12, 2012 9:43 p.m.

    I dont have a tablet so this does intrigue me.
  • codystovall - June 12, 2012 6:54 p.m.

    TV: Hey look up here, yeah see me. Im your tv and I was wondering why are you watching that thing when Im right here in front of you. Me: Oh yeah (puts down tablet).
  • zombi3grim - June 12, 2012 9:41 p.m.

    TV: "Oh, thats right. Im already being watched by your kids and/or wife. Go ahead and get some horror movies playing on that thing!"
  • Z-man427 - June 12, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    Looks better than Netflix on the Wii. Ugh.
  • Gex4212 - June 12, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    Well it sounds nice and all but people nowadays have tablets and such.... if i want to watch netflix that bad I'd go to the next room or pull out my tablet. The option to play video games while the tv is being used is more enticing
  • JamesRadar - June 12, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    if i can play games on the tablet while a show is playing on the tv, then im pretty interested. i play on my ds while i watch movies a lot.
  • bboyd - June 12, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    So the Wii U has the best Netflix! That's something right? I mean come on - guys? Hey guys, where are you going? Come back!
  • radiodeaf - June 12, 2012 3:47 p.m.

    come on guys, touch interface from a tablet like device...please come back.

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