Nintendo scraps European TVii plans
February 18, 2015
By Nik Roseveare
Nintendo’s TVii allows users to browse TV programmes and watch them on their Wii-U Gamepads. While Nintendo had previously outlined plans to bring the service to Europe, their timeline has always been vague. The TVii app is actually a part of the Wii U console’s firmware, but it isn’t bootable in European regions.
Nintendo of Europe said in a statement: “At Nintendo of Europe, we continue to challenge ourselves to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy. Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, regrettably we have taken the decision not to launch the Nintendo TVii service within the European region.”