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No Unified Online Service for the Wii-U?

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RolStoppable said:
Pyro as Bill said:
As long as I can press a button and see what friends are playing, I'm ok with Nintendo's "online".

I'd be much happier if they offered a monthly/yearly subscription to the Virtual Console on top of that. Make it available across 3DS and Wii-U and I'll pay extra. It would make Xbox Live revenue look like pocket change.

You mean paying like $50 a year and getting to play as many VC games as you want until your subscription ends? Now that would be the kind of "online" gaming I could see myself paying for.


I'd charge $50 a month but you get to take them anywhere you want on your 3DS or I'd tier it like Netflix. X games/month for however much. Makes perfect sense. People will still buy the replayable games as well as subbing. Hell, do it for Wii/DSWare too.



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Pyro as Bill said:

I'd charge $50 a month but you get to take them anywhere you want on your 3DS or I'd tier it like Netflix. X games/month for however much. Makes perfect sense. People will still buy the replayable games as well as subbing. Hell, do it for Wii/DSWare too.

Yeah, would be a better idea to use a tier system, because not many people would have enough time to justify spending $50 a month. Nintendo really doesn't capitalize enough off of their immense back catalog of games. It's a stupid decision to lock games to single systems and their current pricing structure makes many games look overpriced. If you can get Super Mario Bros. 3 for $5, it doesn't look appealing to have to pay the same amount for some "just good" game.



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I'm wondering if the lack of unified online service will also effect content distribution too. Would Nintendo allow each seperate developer to distribute updates and DLC via their own channels?




RolStoppable said:
Pyro as Bill said:

I'd charge $50 a month but you get to take them anywhere you want on your 3DS or I'd tier it like Netflix. X games/month for however much. Makes perfect sense. People will still buy the replayable games as well as subbing. Hell, do it for Wii/DSWare too.

Yeah, would be a better idea to use a tier system, because not many people would have enough time to justify spending $50 a month. Nintendo really doesn't capitalize enough off of their immense back catalog of games. It's a stupid decision to lock games to single systems and their current pricing structure makes many games look overpriced. If you can get Super Mario Bros. 3 for $5, it doesn't look appealing to have to pay the same amount for some "just good" game.


Charging based on what generation the game was from was idiotic. The pricing in general just feels awkward. How they release games is awful too. 3 a week or whatever it is is pitiful. Surely the 3DS is capable of playing NES and SNES games not to mention N64 games so why aren't they available? Why aren't Gameboy games available to the Wii? How about Mario Brothers or Kart or Zelda collection packs at a discount?

They're sitting on a goldmine.

Edit: And they should add a DS slot to the Wii-U.



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Pyro as Bill said:

Charging based on what generation the game was from was idiotic. The pricing in general just feels awkward. How they release games is awful too. 3 a week or whatever it is is pitiful. Surely the 3DS is capable of playing NES and SNES games not to mention N64 games so why aren't they available? Why aren't Gameboy games available to the Wii? How about Mario Brothers or Kart or Zelda collection packs at a discount?

They're sitting on a goldmine.

They truly are. They have dozens, if not hundreds, of games people would be willing to pay for, but they put up so many unnecessary barriers that people get turned off. Games need to be able to be shared between systems (at least one of each: DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U) and of course transferable to future NIntendo systems. This way users could instantly access a huge amount of games on their new system, making an early purchase far more likely.

Nintendo is afraid to lose money, if they don't charge enough for individual games, but if they actually looked at consumer behavior, they would realize how beneficial it could be for them to overhaul their entire handling of the Virtual Console.

EDIT: Adding a DS slot to the Wii U would be a good idea. Wouldn't cost much for Nintendo, but add a lot of value. It's not like people hated the Super Gameboy or the GBA player.



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Lets wait and see before we can judge.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

RolStoppable said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Charging based on what generation the game was from was idiotic. The pricing in general just feels awkward. How they release games is awful too. 3 a week or whatever it is is pitiful. Surely the 3DS is capable of playing NES and SNES games not to mention N64 games so why aren't they available? Why aren't Gameboy games available to the Wii? How about Mario Brothers or Kart or Zelda collection packs at a discount?

They're sitting on a goldmine.

They truly are. They have dozens, if not hundreds, of games people would be willing to pay for, but they put up so many unnecessary barriers that people get turned off. Games need to be able to be shared between systems (at least one of each: DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U) and of course transferable to future NIntendo systems. This way users could instantly access a huge amount of games on their new system, making an early purchase far more likely. Add download play to all of that. Let's say I buy Bubble Bobble(NES) on Wii. I should be able to transfer it to Wii-U, I should be able to transfer it to my 3DS, no....forget transferring. If I want to play it on Wii-U and 3DS at the same time (same account) then, why not? Once it's on my 3DS, other 3DSers should be able to 'download play' it for 2 player action.

Nintendo is afraid to lose money, if they don't charge enough for individual games, but if they actually looked at consumer behavior, they would realize how beneficial it could be for them to overhaul their entire handling of the Virtual Console. Netflix/Lovefilm probably make tons from renting out Nintendo games. Imagine how many weeks people rented NSMB Wii or Mario Kart from them before buying it for themselves. Nintendo could do the exact same thing with their back catalog. Exclusive. How could the competition copy it? Who'd buy a classics sub that didn't include Nintendo?

EDIT: Adding a DS slot to the Wii U would be a good idea. Wouldn't cost much for Nintendo, but add a lot of value. It's not like people hated the Super Gameboy or the GBA player. That would have been my Wii Slim. Drop GC and add DS.

It's amazing Nintendo hasn't even hinted at doing anything of the sort. I'm trying to think of another example of when they've been sat on an unused goldmine.



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KylieDog said:
Nintendo expect this system to be taken seriously by the 'hardcore' crowd?

Apparently they do.

But of course they also think that people buy Mario games because they come in red boxes.



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A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club