Shigeru Miyamoto has told IGN that the company is still considering Nintendo 3DS and Wii U connectivity. But he admits that the simple fact is that those who own both are much fewer than those who don’t own both. Miyamoto admits that connectivity is complicated as there would be three screens to consider.
“Of course we are thinking of the possibility of connecting Wii U and Nintendo 3DS once again. But 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.”
“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.”