Nintendo. Anti-Consumer. These are two words that most customers would believe to be mutually exclusive. But they aren't. In fact, they are mutually inclusive. While Nintendo has made many of our favorite childhood memories with games like The Legend of Zelda, Kirby's Pinball, and Mario Tennis Aces, that doesn't excuse the problems with the way they treat their loyal fanbase. Loyalty, respect, and fair trade is all I ask out of a mega corporation. Why is that so hard?
Nintendo's online service is being launched the day after tomorrow. People have already pointed out the flaws in it, from infrastructure to basic features. But I feel these need to be reiterated, as much as possible, so they get the point.
Deleting my cloud saves after I have unsubscribed? Why Nintendo??? Sure, Sony does the same thing, deleting them after a whole 6 months, and Nintendo offers a grace period as well. We don't know how long it will last for Nintendo, but we know it will be worse than Sony's grace period. Why? Because it's Nintendo. When have they ever been less anti-consumer than Sony?
Online gameplay? Locked behind a subscription service? But it used to be free. Free! I wasn't even aware of this until they sent me the email a few months ago. Why wasn't I notified sooner? All my friends were super confused too. I told them that it's just like the Playstation Plus service but they replied that the Switch doesn't have Destiny. Thanks Nintendo.
NES games? Who cares? I've literally never played a game from before 2005. Why would I? Why would I play online multiplayer on an NES game? Do NES games even have online multiplayer? I never saw that mentioned in any AngryVideoGameNerd videos.
People have mentioned that the service could become better. Could become is not good enough. Nintendo has had two years to figure this out. When has an online service ever gotten better after it launched? Remember Playstation 3. When did that get better? Oh right, it didn't. Thought so.
That is why I'm selling my Switch. It sucks because I am such a big fan of Smash brothers. I really wanted to play it. But the Switch doesn't even have good online. Or Netflix. Or Hulu. I'm going to sell my Switch and buy a 4k TV for my machine the PS4 pro.
But it's not too late. With the power of the internet, we can make change. Even the suits might listen to us.
That's why I'm asking you to sign my petition:
and this one too would be helpful thanks:
i hope you guys take the time to consider the truths i spoke today. thanks for your time. love and respect.