Valve has practically gone multiplatform these days anyway, so it should come as no surprise that Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, is of interest to Gabe Newell - particularly in light of the fact that it features far more up-to-date technology.
Speaking to Joystiq, Gabe Newell claimed that the Wii U's increased performance made it easy for the console to fit into Valve's plans.
"Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation," he claimed. "It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it'll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model."
And then later...
"Now it's a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework.”
We don't expect that Valve will create anything specifically for the Wii, but it is interesting to see the level of third party support the console appears to be accumulating. Looks like Nintendo really are seeking out the support of third parties. For real!