With Wii U dev kits are already available to developers, many rumors have sparked pertaining to the systems abilities. Recently, a conversation between two individuals who apparently have insider knowledge on the wireless streaming capabilities of the Wii U’s tablet controller, was leaked to the public.

Hit the jump to view the conversation.

Person 1: Really weird, it’s conflicting with what i’ve heard. I’m pretty sure the dev kits, maybe at least from revision 3 (and more surely for revision 4), have the option to switch between wired and wireless mode. Now, maybe the DRC weren’t wireless until a few months, but even then, it should be the case now. I could be wrong though, perhaps the dev kits themselves are ready for wireless communication with the DRC, but the DRC prototypes in possession of third-parties aren’t.

Person 2: Yeah, seems strange. Maybe their sources are smaller/ less important studios and really won’t get the newer pads for a while. The latest pad (product id DK-DEV-V5) is wireless. Also looks like Nintendo uses Ni-Fi for the controller now (2.4 or 5GHz), so range shouldn’t be limited to a single room – possibly not even just a single floor.

If this happens to be true, that would mean players would have a greater sense of freedom while streaming games to their tablet controller and even perhaps stream games throughout their whole house or apartment due to the fact it uses Ni-Fi to direct the signal. Nevertheless, all will be revealed at E3.

Source: NeoGAF (via GoNintendo)

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  • Link

    Sounds made up.

    • Craig

      Ni-Fi is real… It's a more powerful wireless signal, stronger than the Wi-Fi used for the internet. It would mean that it won't be necessary to always have your controller pointed to the screen, or in the same room like the Wii. The original dev kits didn't have the wireless option, which is why in the Rayman Legends trailer – They're tethered to the system!

      • Link

        I mean the conversation sounds made up.

      • Rob

        High power wireless = faster battery drain. And I'm already sick of forever changing the wii batteries / charging the rechargables we've got.

        A wider wireless range also seems overkill. At best it will let you play the game with a brick wall between your eyes and the screen. At worse, the higher power would mean that if it were found to be true that wifi had adverse health effects, then this new technology would amplify those.

        • Heriod77777

          It does, I kinda feel that they used big words to make it sound real or something.

        • N_S

          Why the downvotes?

  • Baker1000

    Well my Wii (and my Wii U will be) is in the room below my bedroom. I assumed I would be able to play games on the controller upstairs whilst the console was still downstairs. So this would be a very welcome confirmation if it's true.

  • eliot

    THIRD!!!!

    • Heriod77777

      Actually, your second. But why the **** would you submit a comment for what position in comments you made?

      • X_factor

        No, he is third… not that I really care…

        • Heriod77777

          Oh, sorry. I counted from bottom instead of top. Thumb me back up then, people who thumbed me down.

          • X_factor

            Probably not going to happen…

          • Heriod77777

            I don't see why not. Just a silly mistake, and more people thumb me down for finding my mistake and confirming it? Odd. It would mean that they are taking that comment the opposite way.

          • Baker1000

            Yeah, I get the feeling telling people to thumb you up is just going to make them do the exact opposite…

  • Touma

    I thought this was gonna be another wii u is crappy type deals. As good as this sounds I'm not gonna believe it until nintendo tells me. Not someone anonymous.

    • Heriod77777

      I thought it was gonna be something bad too. This is good, which is good, lol.

  • boopy

    Well I am glad to hear this, just wish it was something bigger…

  • boopy

    You? I did the posts.

  • X_factor

    Dude, calm down. It's not a big deal, just forget about it 🙂

    • Heriod77777

      boopy sounds odd. What does he mean? Oh well, why are we still posting in this old news anyways?

  • N_S

    I hope the consumer version has a wired mode. To be honest, i'd rather have it plugged in whenever possible. One of the biggest reasons why i don't play my Wii anymore is batteries, and rechargeable packs they make for the Wii are usually pretty bad. I'm not saying i'd rather it be tethered, but rather to have the option of connecting it when not using it as a motion controller.

  • Gamer521

    That would be really cool!

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