In today's Japanese Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata focused on the company's homeland launch details for Wii U, with the system arriving on 8th December. One announcement that did catch the eye was confirmation that TVii will be part of the day one update, along with the slightly less surprising confirmation of a Hulu app.

TVii, the app that allows you to combine various TV services under one interface, was one of the flagship products in Nintendo of America's launch reveal before it was pushed back to December. Today's Japanese confirmation, along with a fairly meaty (over 600MB) system update on Wii U systems in North America and Europe, could potentially spell the arrival of the service in the near future, though that's speculation at this stage.

In any case, it's confirmed that Japanese Wii U owners will have both TVii and Hulu to try out once they update their new systems later this week. For those of you in Europe and North America, is a potential TVii arrival on your wishlist for today's regional Nintendo Direct broadcasts?