E3-2012-Tour-West_Hall-Wii_U

A new rumor suggests that Nintendo is turning to smartphone app developers to further bolster the currently weak software library of their relatively new Wii U.

The Japan Times has it that the big N has already started pushing out high quality software conversion tools to mobile developers. The idea is that Nintendo will get these companies to produce solid gaming efforts for the Wii U.

Of course, the mobile to console transition shouldn’t be too hard, given that the Wii U comes packed with a touchscreen tablet. Heck, some games that use virtual joysticks would be better suited to a console with analog controls anyways, so this might be good news all around.

What do you think? Should Nintendo look to mobile game developers for more software suppoort?

We have reached out to Nintendo for further information. If any word comes from them, we’ll update this post accordingly.