The Nintendo Network name is what Nintendo have previously used as the network for their e3 coverage, as well as being used for Mario Kart 7's online.
What could this be? Distribution platform for DLC? Replacement for the Nintendo WiFi Connection? New unified network for 3DS and WiiU?
A financial report and investor's conference has been scheduled for next Thursday, so we may hear more then.
I could see Nintendo go full on Apple/HP on us and brand all their shit with a lowercase N.
gonna go out on a limb and say the "n" miiiiight stand for "nintendo" and "network" and thus indicates the game in question supports said network
That logo is quite shitty I must say. A lowercase N and a thingy that looks like an RSS feed(the orange gives that vibe too). Is Nintendo going for a full rebrand with a new logo or what's that weird N doing there?
just making crazy guesses here
My guess is that Nintendo is going to announce an unified Network system for all their consoles. With their recent efforts on the 3DS, the Club Nintendo integration, their Nintendo Network E3 coverage, and rumors of the E-Reader Nintendo Powers to go along with VC content; I imagine Nintendo Network will be your access to everything Nintendo.
It looks a little like the GameCube-era typeface they used, or perhaps - though it's hard to tell from such a small image - even the typeface they use for the "Nintendo" part of the Nintendo DS/3DS logo. It's certainly not out of keeping with the typefaces on the 3DS game packaging, and the orange "N" is a bright, clear indicator that it has online functionality, and the two radiating curves (though a little cliche) are fairly familiar shorthand for "online" through use in other web logos.
I know it just doesn't seem to fit with any of the current fonts/logo styles they use.
It's not going to win any awards, but it's clear, eye-catching and it works with the rest of the packaging. Job done.
No wired option? What...
The one labeled sensor bar in the image you quoted?
We still don't know what the orange port is for.
Why would they have WiFi attenas in the systems before ethernet?
Because that's the final design form factor, right? rolleyes.gif