This is more of a question will no real foundation, however, with the upcoming launch of the new Nintendo Wii U Console this year, one of its features is an innovative tablet-style controller. So with this in mind, will it be tablet-style or actually a tablet?
Nintendo has a long tradition of producing great family games consoles. I remember my first Christmas with the original Nintendo Entertainment System – crowded round the TV trying to get my mum to play Slalom. I am sure she was way ahead of her time: it was basically as if she was trying to control the NES with a Wii controller combined with the motion sensing Kinect!
Anyway, my thoughts of Nintendo growing up were that they were really family-friendly and a good number of games had some educational value – we had Paint for the Super Nintendo which utilised a graphics tablet to doodle and make music on screen. So, with the advent of the new Nintendo Wii U games console, will Nintendo seek to encrouch upon the tablet market and combine the new Wii U controller with some of the features that you would expect on a tablet.
It may not be on their radar, however, given my previous experience with the Leapfrog tablet, it may need somebody the size of Nintendo to really make a tablet focussed towards children.