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Way too many source but here is the first search from google: Joystiq

NoA president Reggie Fils-Aime has this to said about the Wii-U's online architect: "For Wii-U we're going to take that one step further, and what we're doing is creating a much more flexible system that will allow the best approaches by independent publishers to come to bear. So instead of a situation where a publisher has their own network and wants that to be the predominant platform, and having arguments with platform holders, we're going to welcome that. We're going to welcome that from the best and the brightest of the third party publishers."

The lack of unified online service is one of the big criticism of the original Wii, it is very suprising to see Nintendo continue to defer something that not only has a lot of potential to generate revenue but is also something that both fans and industry experts were probably expecting. How extensive is Nintendo's 'hand off' approach is also still not fully explained.

What do you think guys? Doom or no big deal?