Nintendo needs to get their online services together.

#1JirynPosted 8/17/2012 2:51:55 PM
I'm planning on getting a Wii U, like many of you here but I am worried about my DLC and VC games collection.
I had over 100 things downloaded off the Nintendo shop before I got rid of my system and I know there is no way for my to re-download them on the Wii U right yet.

Nintendo really needs to get their online services together. I know the 3DS links to your Club.Nintendo account, but at the same time the Nintendo Shop Purchases and the VC are all linked only to that 3DS and if something happens to it you're SOL.

Why can't they just make it account based like every other service out there?
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#2SentinoxPosted 8/17/2012 2:53:07 PM
They are making an account based one. Nintendo network
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#3P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 8/17/2012 2:53:12 PM
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
A recap of what the Nintendo Network and Miiverse offer

Free Online Services
DLC
Online Shop containing Virtual Console (including GCN titles), Indy, Freeware and Full Retail Titles
Cross Platform Communication with 3DS, PC, Smartphones and Tablets (at later date)
Video Chat with friends
Account System that connects 3DS eshop and Wii U eshop
Message Boards and messaging system
Achievements (will be posted on Miiverse, not mandatory)
Multiple Levels of Security*
Web Browser w/flash support, private browsing, on controller keyboard
Multimedia services including Netflix, HULU, Youtube, and Amazon
in-game access to Miiverse and Browser
Wifi Connection
Communities
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Things NOT included are as follows.
Twitter of Facebook Apps**
Current Friend Code System
Multi Touch
Ethernet Port
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Rumors
Future services with a price (Basic service will remain free)
Full Retail Eshop Games won't be cheaper

*There are four levels of security. Parental Controls, Content Filter, Community, Human Review. Human review will never happen if the post passes the Content Filter, however, if a user is constantly reported by the Community they may be subject to automatic Human Review.

**Twitter and Facebook apps will not be implemented, and as such you can not 'Link' them for automatic updates. This does not mean you can't access the websites through the browser.


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Also, Iwata has stated that the main focus of the Wii U is to "establish a trusting relationship with third party developers". This is what was done on the 3DS and Iwata claims that he wants to "further improve the situation with the Wii U".
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Eshop Purchase options
*Directly from eShop via Credit/Debit Card
*Via purchase code you receive or purchase from someone***
*By Pre-paid download cards aquired via retailer

http://wiiudaily.com/2012/07/nintendo-explains-wii-u-eshop-purchase-options/

***Perhaps this is a hint at being able to resell digital titles?
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Lastly, Iwata has currently stated that they are not concerned with being most powerful next gen, as has been stated before, and that they believe being first on the market will not give them an advantage. He says that price will be the most determined factor for success for this new console, which correlates with his previous statements that consumers shall be pleased with the price and it will not sell for a loss (the 3DSXL will also sell at profit).

The price and release date of the console will be revealed in Fall.

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/174292/Nintendos_Iwata_Being_first_to_market_isnt_important.php

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#4Jiryn(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2012 2:56:19 PM
Well, will I still have access to my VC games then?
Since I sold my Wii a year ago, but they are still on my account?
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#5Someguy_13Posted 8/17/2012 2:58:16 PM
Marblesbunbun posted...
Well, will I still have access to my VC games then?
Since I sold my Wii a year ago, but they are still on my account?


We don't know how, but you can transfer Wii VC games to the Wii U.

It could be through Club Nintendo, but it's more likely that you'll need your Wii to get the VC games.
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#6P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 8/17/2012 2:58:42 PM
Marblesbunbun posted...
Well, will I still have access to my VC games then?
Since I sold my Wii a year ago, but they are still on my account?


How would they be on your account if the Wii didn't have accounts?
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#7darkqueenhelbaPosted 8/17/2012 2:59:44 PM
Yo'mama needs to get HER online service together!

^Oh no she didn't!!
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#8Jiryn(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2012 3:18:35 PM
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
Well, will I still have access to my VC games then?
Since I sold my Wii a year ago, but they are still on my account?


How would they be on your account if the Wii didn't have accounts?


Because it is still linked to your club nintendo account which has all yoru VC downloads and purchases listed.

Also, Nintedo is crazy if they think we'll keep both systems jsut to transfer/play
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#9gamercat86Posted 8/17/2012 3:56:15 PM
Marblesbunbun posted...
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
Well, will I still have access to my VC games then?
Since I sold my Wii a year ago, but they are still on my account?


How would they be on your account if the Wii didn't have accounts?


Because it is still linked to your club nintendo account which has all yoru VC downloads and purchases listed.

Also, Nintedo is crazy if they think we'll keep both systems jsut to transfer/play


I'll keep my Wii for my gamecube collection. I thought that was what everyone else was doing, or am I the only one?
#101shadetail1Posted 8/17/2012 4:23:29 PM
gamercat86 posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
Well, will I still have access to my VC games then?
Since I sold my Wii a year ago, but they are still on my account?


How would they be on your account if the Wii didn't have accounts?


Because it is still linked to your club nintendo account which has all yoru VC downloads and purchases listed.

Also, Nintedo is crazy if they think we'll keep both systems jsut to transfer/play


I'll keep my Wii for my gamecube collection. I thought that was what everyone else was doing, or am I the only one?

I have an actual Gamecube, myself. And it's the early model that works with the proprietary component video cable. So I'm not likely to keep my Wii. But I'm definitely going to keep it long enough to transfer my downloaded games.
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