ACCESS NetFront™ Browser NX is selected as Browser Engine for Nintendo’s Wii
U Game Console
TOKYO -- December 10, 2012
ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the
mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that Nintendo has
selected NetFront™ Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, as the browser engine
for its new Wii U^™ game console. NetFront Browser NX is also used in the
Nintendo 3DS™, which was released in 2011.
NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed
and provided by ACCESS. It incorporates a unique technology that improves
memory usage efficiency to ensure stable system behavior even under
exceedingly low memory conditions. The browser supports the latest Web
technologies, including HTML5 Canvas, web storage, web messaging and
server-sent events. NetFront Browser NX has been utilized by numerous device
manufacturers worldwide, including Nintendo, since its release in 2011.
ACCESS customized the basic NetFront Browser NX to function as the browser
engine of the Wii U.
“We are delighted that NetFront Browser NX has been selected for the new Wii U
game console, following its use in the Nintendo 3DS,” said Nobuya Murofushi,
president and CEO, ACCESS. “We will support the spread of the Wii U in the
global market, as well as continue helping to further energize the game
The key features of NetFront Browser NX are:
*Independent technology that ensures memory usage efficiency and system
*Flexible customization of the user interface
*Supported operating systems: Linux^®, Android^TM, UNIX, Windows^® CE and
*Compatibility: Game consoles, TVs, set top boxes, multifunction printers,
car navigators, smartphones, tablets, feature phones and others.
For information about NetFront Browser NX’s other advanced features, please
For information about features supported by the Wii U’s Internet browser,
please refer to official information provided by Nintendo.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and
services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and
consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It
provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and
set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and
networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices
around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ Software Series
and the ZebOS^® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market,
flexibility and customizability; the ACCESS^TM Digital Publishing Ecosystem
for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing and the NetAd mobile
advertising platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on
the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and
affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. www.access-company.com.
© 2012 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks
of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. ZebOS
is either a registered trademark or trademark of IP Infusion Inc. in the
United States and/or other countries. Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are trademarks of
Nintendo. All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the
document are the property of their respective owners.
Head Office (Japan)
ACCESS CO., LTD.
Miyuki Hanzawa, +81 (43).212.2230
Ursula Herrick, +1 408-202-0865
David Bramley, +44 (0)20 7486 4900
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