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Nintendo Miiverse locks out popular Social Networks

Nintendo has told GI International that its Wii U integrated social network, Miiverse, will not work with either Facebook or Twitter.

Although there are plans to allow users to access the Miiverse via mobile phones, laptops and other connected devices, sending messages to the internet’s most popular social sites is a no go.

“I have three devices permanently doing that already, what is our benefit to do so also?,” Nintendo’s Laurent Fischer told the site.

“On the Wii U we do have additional reasons for connecting, we talked about things like the video chat system, nothing revolutionary but it’s going to be convenient, it’s going to be easy.

“And the Miiverse is the one actually that I believe has a very unique feature which is we put ourselves in the situation of making sure the people you can communicate with they are somehow already in a kind of community. The community will be the Wii U owners, who will have this common interest for video games and our expectation about that is it’s going to be a way to enhance the idea of sharing information on the video game.”

We can’t imagine the next Xbox or PlayStation forgoing Twitter or Facebook support, in fact, if anything, they’ll be more connected than ever.

Nintendo’s always been one to do things a little differently though.

Edited On 21 Jun, 2012

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