Nintendo has revealed to investors that the Wii U will use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make digital payments for downloads.
NFC is yet to revolutionise Australia, but is popular in Japan and can be compared to using PayPass with a credit card.
Users set up an account linked with their mobile phone and then use that to make small purchases without the need to fumble for money or swipe a card.
NFC will be used for micro-payments on the Wii U. Simply hold your phone up to the console, if it has a compatible NFC account, and the funds will be debited.