No Flash Support in Wii U Browser

September 17, 2012 -

More details about the web browser you will use in the Wii U when it is released in November have been revealed, with some sad news for anyone that likes Flash: it's not supported. The news comes from footage of the Wii U's internet browser functionality that is part of the Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation.

The video shows that the software uses the Wii U GamePad's various inputs and allows for multitasking while surfing, which is pretty rad. This isn't much of a change from the Wii's browser software (and other Nintendo platforms) which also didn't offer Flash support. On the plus side the browser will support HTML5. You can learn more by simply watching the video to your left.

Source: Polygon

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Re: No Flash Support in Wii U Browser

For your interest, Flash 7 is the last version for flash that support non-PC.

Not really suprised

Not really a surprise.  Adobe is dropping support on almost everything except PCs.

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I hate to say this but I do use the game console browsers in case of an emergency(i.e can't get to my computer or my father's Computer* or either one breaks due to too much dust in the computer fans(the last computer that belonged to my father broke last saturday)) So I don't need adobe flash(even when I'm on facebook)

*as of last Sunday It's a new computer from micro center

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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"with some sad news for anyone that likes Flash"

Being known as someone who likes Flash is punishment enough in my view.

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How so?

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The Wii browser does support Flash. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Channel#Features

I believe the support was limited to a certain Flash version (7 I think, but could have been 9)

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Limiting it to more current versions is alright in my book.

 
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