Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Nintendo are looking into ways in which Wii U can connect with 3DS.
There are plans for certain Wii U games to link with 3DS titles. For example, the news Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS games will, according to Masahiro Sakurai, focus on connectivity between the two versions while those who buy both versions of Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition will be able to play at home and continue their adventure if they go out on 3DS.
The idea of the two consoles connecting is something that Miyamoto wants to explore further but he's concerned about those who don't own both consoles.
"Of course we are thinking of the possibility of connecting Wii U and Nintendo 3DS once again," Miyamoto told IGN. "We have challenged connectivity on many occasions, and one of the great lessons we have learned is the simple fact that those who own both are much fewer than those who don't own both. So what we decided early on when considering the Wii U design was that we had to make it so that every single purchaser of the Wii U is going to have the same play conditions, the same equipment."
However, Miyamoto did say that there were possibilities. "Even between Wii and 3DS, there are some things that can be done by connecting with each other - Mii channel is interchangeable on both systems. There are things that can easily done by transferring data between Wii and DS or 3DS systems.
"If we are going to do that with Wii U and 3DS, there would be three screens to consider. The reason why we were not so eager to do a similar thing between Wii and DS if that it would have become very complicated using two screens on the DS and one screen on the Wii. But of course we are trying to think about a way to expand the experience of 3DS and Wii U when they are connected with each other, one way or the other."
We hope so. After all, this link between 3DS and Wii U is one of ONM's 50 reasons why you should buy a Wii U!