LEGO City: Undercover is $60 on the Wii U eShop

#1Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 3/18/2013 6:47:47 AM
http://nintendoeverything.com/116215/lego-city-undercover-is-60-on-the-wii-u-eshop/

LEGO City: Undercover has now launched in North America, meaning you can purchase the game on the Wii U eShop if you so please. Thereís just one caveat: the game costs $10 more than most retailers are selling it for.

If you want a digital copy of LEGO City, youíll need to fork over $60. Meanwhile, retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are selling the game for $50.

Itís unclear why there is a price increase on the eShop, but keep that information in mind if you plan on making a digital purchase.


Nintendo has no idea what they are doing with digital distribution...
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#2TheWhoFanPosted 3/18/2013 6:50:11 AM
Not to mention, it's 22 GB. That's another "little" caveat.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-15-wii-u-external-hard-drive-required-to-download-lego-city-undercover-nintendo-says
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#3Nice_Kirbyfan9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 6:55:06 AM
From: TheWhoFan | #002
Not to mention, it's 22 GB. That's another "little" caveat.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-15-wii-u-external-hard-drive-required-to-download-lego-city-undercover-nintendo-says

They are a gen late. Just like how awful their online gaming was (for the most part) last gen. They half ass online features, and watch MS and Sony try to push gaming forward. Then next gen they do everything that Sony and MS did in the previous gen.
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#4AndoMikePosted 3/18/2013 7:02:33 AM
So the fact that the game is 22GB is the biggest problem people have with downloading it? How about you DON'T download it then? Nintendo isn't forcing anyone to download it; the retail version is available. Should they have cut out 75% of the game content in order to keep the file size smaller so people wouldn't complain about the size? I really dont understand why people keep bringing up bogus complaints. Again, if you think the file is too big then dont download it! It's that simple.
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#5Nice_Kirbyfan9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 7:05:36 AM
From: AndoMike | #004
So the fact that the game is 22GB is the biggest problem people have with downloading it?

No. The fact that it cost more than it retails for brand new on release day with no sale or anything is probably the bigger problem. But go ahead and ignore the point of the topic to complain about "bogus complaints".

Should they have cut out 75% of the game content in order to keep the file size smaller so people wouldn't complain about the size?

No. Nintendo should have made a bigger HDD
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#6GloryChaosPosted 3/18/2013 7:12:50 AM
Add this to the fact that some posters are saying the retail version of the game is being delayed to friday and this whole thing seems sloppy.
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#7AndoMikePosted 3/18/2013 7:14:17 AM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: AndoMike | #004
So the fact that the game is 22GB is the biggest problem people have with downloading it?

No. The fact that it cost more than it retails for brand new on release day with no sale or anything is probably the bigger problem. But go ahead and ignore the point of the topic to complain about "bogus complaints".

Should they have cut out 75% of the game content in order to keep the file size smaller so people wouldn't complain about the size?

No. Nintendo should have made a bigger HDD


Ummm, again, if you have a problem with the digital download, then DONT download it. It eliminates any problems with the digital release that you have. And TheWhoFan brought up the file size, not me. So you can blame a "bogus complaint" on him. I was just explaining how bogus the gripe really is.

And as far as a bigger HDD goes, for the thousandth time, Nintendo did not bother including the option for a massive HDD due to the constant falling prices of storage. They could have charged you an extra $50 for a larger drive, but instead they gave you the option to spend that $50 on an even larger drive that costs less than what is included in the system. I really dont see how anyone could complain. I spent $50 on a TB external harddrive. No way Nintendo would have ever offered that large of a harddrive for so little. So you keep on coming up with your so called "bogus complaints."
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#8The_HyphenatorPosted 3/18/2013 7:16:23 AM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
No. Nintendo should have made a bigger HDD


...Or you could just accept that it would cost you a lot more money for less storage capacity that way, bite the bullet and buy an external hard drive for much cheaper.

Seriously, this is one of the most consumer-friendly moves I've ever seen Nintendo make, and people have the gall to complain about it? Especially after all the moaning and groaning over the price of Vita memory cards?

They need to re-title this forum from "Wii U" to "First-World Whining."
#9IcedEarthaholicPosted 3/18/2013 7:18:03 AM
Ha ha, and this is why physical >>>>>>>> digital /topic.
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#10Nice_Kirbyfan9(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 7:21:41 AM
From: AndoMike | #007
Ummm, again, if you have a problem with the digital download, then DONT download it.

There is a fundamental issue with the pricing. I don't want this to become a trend, and neither does any other reasonable gamer so bringing light to the issue is neccesarry. Sticking your head in the sand every time nintendo does it's usual anti-consumer tactics is not a good idea.

And TheWhoFan brought up the file size, not me. So you can blame a "bogus complaint" on him. I was just explaining how bogus the gripe really is.

His complaint is not that he wanted the game to be smaller, it is that Nintendos HDD needs to be bigger. The point you were arguing was one that NOBODY made. Did you even click his link?

And as far as a bigger HDD goes, for the thousandth time, Nintendo did not bother including the option for a massive HDD due to the constant falling prices of storage. They could have charged you an extra $50 for a larger drive, but instead they gave you the option to spend that $50 on an even larger drive that costs less than what is included in the system. I really dont see how anyone could complain. I spent $50 on a TB external harddrive. No way Nintendo would have ever offered that large of a harddrive for so little. So you keep on coming up with your so called "bogus complaints."

Sony has no issue of squeezing in huge HDDs for low prices. Nintendo chose to be cheap and put in the small HDD to keep the system cost low so they can entice the same casuals into buying the console again. Sadly this appears to be failing, and the system is already over priced and lacking basic features.
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