Nintendo cannot rule out the possibility it will charge for "deep" online services on Wii U at some point.
HAHAHAHAHA i knew it
Eh... PSN is not at the same level of Live and they're not charging, Vita provides features that PS3 doesn't have and they still don't charge, only a Freaking Hardcore Nintendo Fanboy would pay $60 or more for something that will not be on par with the established Online Networks, let alone Live...
And in all honesty Live isn't worth the $60 charge either. At the end of the day you're paying $60 to play your games online, because most of the other features are services you can use on your computer or PS3 for that matter free. MS needs to adopt a PS+ online service, because I am one of many who will not continue to pay for the increasing prices of XBL, when I can now get the exact same experience on PS Vita, and soon PS4.
That's the way it goes. Next gen all online gaming on consoles is going to be paid. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. The costs of online gaming is just to high for the console makers and developers, so it's inevitable that it's going to be paid. Microsoft set the trend and others will follow.
Sony have already gone their own route with PS+. Maybe Nintendo will follow Sony or do something completely different?
"We have a wide variety of consumers, from the ones who enthusiastically play video games to those playing more casually, who are not always interested in them but try to play a game only when it has become a public topic or play it just during certain periods, like a year-end season and summer vacation. "We cannot promise that Nintendo will always provide you with online services free of charge no matter how deep the experiences are that it may provide." Satoru Iwata, president, Nintendo "We therefore believe that services which ask our consumers to obtain paid memberships are not always the best." online multiplayer will still be free from charge.
Nintendo copies Microsoft's controller (Pro controller), and Sony's online strategy (Playstation Plus). ...payback.
It wasn't even MS who came up with that design. And let's not forget the snes controller. As long their basic features are free Im cool with that. As long I can hop in a match whenever, im ok with that.
The xbox controller was heavily influenced by the DC controller. But if you wanna go way back is more like the sega master controllers.
And stupid blind Nintendo fanboys saying that always Sony and Microsoft copies from Nintendo
Everybody copies everybody. As long as they don't copy the bad stuff, then who cares?
Corrus couldn't get any of the 'good' endings. He had the worst ending in ME3. That is why he is so bitter.
I'm actually surprised they might try to charge for a "deep level" of online functionality. Whatever that means.
If Nintendo gonna charge me to play online every month the n network better be as good as xbox live
I don't think this is a surprise, how can people expect these companies to lose millions of dollars a year and not gain anything from a service? I highly doubt the price would be that of Xbox Live, especially since this is their first real try at an unified online network, but I'd gladly pay some small fee to actually have a working Nintendo Network.
well then i cannot promise ill buy your system...
If there is a Nintendo Plus program it will be worth it, but Sony did it before them, awwwwwwwww owned.
I don't know why people/fans can't just take it as a compliment rather than get annoyed that someone else is now offering the same thing. I'm sure the guys that come up with the ideas do... well except the patent owner/creators, they are a fickle bunch.
This the kinda of news that should reach 1000 degrees. Not the daily what's better than what artical.
With the amount of money that Nintendo has I was sure that they would go the Sony route and put free online services to their new console to draw fans in. But depending on what ''deep'' online services are perhaps it'll thrust and enhance the console experience.
come on, dont do an MS move and charge for online. it might off put interested buyers :L
If Nintendo wants money for their more advanced online functions I'm not gonna complain as long as getting an account and basic multiplayer is free. I won't use the online functions for more than that so it wouldn't really affect me otherwise. Voice chat and video chat would put a heavy load on the servers, so why not accept that as a part of this 'deeper' online service. Everyone got their panties all wet over PS Plus, so why can't Nintendo also do a premium service along with a basic one?
Im gonna assume its more similar to PSN, with their Plus service. Which im okay with. I only ever play COD online, not much else.
IM ready to pay $60 to play online
as long as mario kart & smash bros plays online (& u can talk) i dont think anyone will want "DEEP ONLINE SERVICES" unless thats what they consider deep.. if so, nobody is going to pay to play nintendo games online.. Even xbox owners are tired of paying for live & know u can play free on psn.. PSPLUS is like a discount card with reward benefits.. (12+ free games) kinda rewards
Its no different than what everyone else is doing at the moment. So part of Nintendo Network will be free to everyone and to get the bells and whistles you have to pay a subscription fee. Not so shocking really, I would think that people would expect as much since they are trying to move into the same territory as both Sony and Microsoft now...
Why would I want to pay money for a sub par online network? Nintendo said it themselves that PSN/Live are far too developed for them to catch up, and yes I know it's not out yet. What they should do instead is try to catch up as much as they can this gen. So once their next console comes out it'll have a solid network then they can think out about charging.
I love your troll-esque assumptions.
Problem is, Nintendo sucks at online. I'd hate to pay for a crappy service. I'd rather it be PSN+ (optional) than live, where I have to pay.
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