Rumour has it that EA is trying to convince Nintendo to use it’s Origin service exclusively for Wii U….
“But interestingly, EA are supposedly in talks with Nintendo to try and make Origin, their digital games distribution platform, a key element of Nintendo’s online strategy, too. EA would have the chance to bring Origin to the console space and win many new users while Nintendo see it “as an opportunity to rebuild relationships with Western gamers because they feel that only a massive western company such as EA understands what is needed to make an online service attractive to western gamers.”
I don’t usually trust any sources which mention “a friend”, but this certainly sounds plausable. EA have been unusually vocal about how great they think the Wii U is.