Nintendo Japan announced today that SUICA cards will finally be useable for NFC payment on the Wii U starting July 22nd. What’s interesting is the SUICA website says that you need Wii U firmware version 5.1.0 to be able to use SUICA cards on the Nintendo eShop. We are currently at version 5.0.0. The update is thought to come on Tuesday, but there’s no word whether the update is for Japan only, or whether the west will get it. We should find out in due course along with any other changes the future update may bring.
Thanks, Tony K