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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo removes DKC Tropical Freeze from Wii U eshop

I hope this was a mistake, otherwise this is some shady shit Nintendo.



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Ulternia said:
This probably affected 50 people max. If you didn’t buy the game within its first four years, you weren’t going to get it on a dead console. And if you were just buying it at a discounted price just to spite the developers for porting, maybe you should be worried more about your own scruples instead of Nintendo’s.

It doesn't matter. There is no reason to stop offering digital versions of a game. The digital shelf space is unlimited.

Non-switch versions are filtered out in the Switch eShop anyways and non-WiiU versions are filtered out in the WiiU eShop, so there is no danger of confusion or oversaturation. In the browser eShop you can also easily filter by system.

They also have to keep the data available for owners of that digital version to redownload, so even the (laughable) costs for "wasting" 6.6 GB precious space wouldn't be an argument. 

So why not keep these versions on the digital shelf?

Last edited by Conina - on 01 May 2018

Is the OP going to update the thread title that the removal was temporary and that the game is back on the Wii U eShop already? Maybe it was intentional, and they walked it back after it was noticed. Or maybe it was a complete and total accident that was rectified just as quickly. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one.



Mandalore76 said:
Is the OP going to update the thread title that the removal was temporary and that the game is back on the Wii U eShop already?

In the browser-based US eShop there is still no "buy digital" button for that game. Are you sure it is back on the Wii U eShop in the US region?

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-wii-u



Conina said:
Mandalore76 said:
Is the OP going to update the thread title that the removal was temporary and that the game is back on the Wii U eShop already?

In the browser-based US eShop there is still no "buy digital" button for that game. Are you sure it is back on the Wii U eShop in the US region?

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-wii-u

I'm at work, so I can't check my Wii U to personally verify.  I was going by what I was seeing others reporting online. 

https://gonintendo.com/stories/308107-digital-option-for-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-s-wii-u-v

It was gone yesterday, it has since been put back up this morning. I've already informed RMC. It's back up on the US eShop as well. Maybe they made a mistake or maybe they figured the bad publicity wasn't worth it ahead of the Switch version's release.

  



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Mandalore76 said:

I'm at work, so I can't check my Wii U to personally verify.  I was going by what I was seeing others reporting online. 

https://gonintendo.com/stories/308107-digital-option-for-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-s-wii-u-v

It was gone yesterday, it has since been put back up this morning. I've already informed RMC. It's back up on the US eShop as well. Maybe they made a mistake or maybe they figured the bad publicity wasn't worth it ahead of the Switch version's release.

  

But that source lives in Europe and doesn't have access to the US region in the Wii U eShop:

So how can he verify that the digital purchase returned? He can only check the browser based eShop for the US region... and there is still no purchase button for the Wii U version. 

 



Good, fuck the Wii U.



Mandalore76 said:
Is the OP going to update the thread title that the removal was temporary and that the game is back on the Wii U eShop already? Maybe it was intentional, and they walked it back after it was noticed. Or maybe it was a complete and total accident that was rectified just as quickly. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one.

That's a fairly important detail that shouldn't be left out. Good to know.



RolStoppable said:
So people didn't make the game a multimillion seller on Wii U despite a Nintendo Selects price, but now they suddenly want to buy the game on Wii U?

So, you support this decision?



RaptorChrist said:
Mandalore76 said:
Is the OP going to update the thread title that the removal was temporary and that the game is back on the Wii U eShop already? Maybe it was intentional, and they walked it back after it was noticed. Or maybe it was a complete and total accident that was rectified just as quickly. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one.

That's a fairly important detail that shouldn't be left out. Good to know.

It is also wrong/unverified that the digital Wii U version is available again in the US region... jeez!