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Google Street View now available on Wii U in Japan

Nintendo makes Google Street View app for Wii U available in Japan's eShop.

Published Thu, Feb 7 2013 6:03 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Nintendo has brought Google's Street View to the Wii U after a bit of a delay. Users in Japan can now download the application from the Nintendo eShop for free, though it isn't available in other markets yet. The Street View app was originally supposed to come to the Wii U in January and be free to download until March.

Google Street View now available on Wii U in Japan |

Due to Nintendo's delay in providing the app, the app will be available for free from the eShop until May. The App is tailored to make use of the GamePad, though it supports the television as well. When viewing Street View imagery on the GamePad, users can look around by moving the GamePad. While looking at imagery on the GamePad, the television displays the user's location on a map.

Nintendo has not said how much the app will cost once the free time period passes, though you might as well download it while it is available for free. Nintendo has also not specified when the app will be coming to other markets such as the United States.


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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