Currently, the only way Wii U owners can interact in Miiverse is through the Wii U console itself, but that will very soon change.
In today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Saturo Iwata confirmed that a Miiverse smartphone app will be available this spring—granting Wii U owners access to Nintendo’s social network away from home. This would allow those on Miiverse to exchange messages and screenshots, or simply ridicule friends on their inability to top the other’s high score; however, it was not specified if one had the ability to register a Nintendo Network I.D through the Miiverse app or not. Iwata added that the app will initially be browser-based, but assured consumers a dedicated Miiverse app will be coming soon.
“Combining Virtual Console games with Miiverse opens up another new possibility for the service. As I said before, the fun of games is being able to both enjoy the games themselves plus being able to talk about them with others, and share those experiences.” —Saturo Iwata
This ability to share, gloat, and humble brag about one’s accomplishments on current Wii U titles, such as New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, and Nintendoland has been a popular activity for nearly all Wii U owners, but Nintendo fans have done more than simply alert others of clearing a certain stage or defeating a boss. For the past two months, Miiverse has become a virtual art gallery filled with incredibly intricate jaw-dropping sketches. Iwata admitted that many at Nintendo, including himself, were surprised by the amazing content Nintendo fans have created on Miiverse. It will be interesting to see how Miiverse evolves in the coming months.