News regarding Nintendo’s Wii U has shown that the company is not accepting applications from Japanese Indie developers. In an official statement regarding the policy, “[t]he policy in question is the decision of Nintendo’s department responsible for licensing activities in each region, and the licensing department of Nintendo is currently not accepting subject applications from individuals in Japan.” This was later confirmed again,”We are not accepting applications from developers located in Japan at this time”. It is odd that the company, a Japanese company, would not accept applications from their own country. This comes at a time of struggle for Nintendo’s console. As third party support has all but left, and struggling with their image as they have restricted “Let’s Play” streaming of their properties. How do you feel this will impact Nintendo’s struggling console? Can the Wii U dig itself out? And will its shovel come in the form of HD Link? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.