Nintendo Is Charging People to Change TV Channels (No, Really)

Kotaku: With Nintendo TVii, the Kyoto-based game maker is bringing streaming video to the GamePad. Starting on December 8 in Japan, gamers can watch the pictures as they fly through the air via the comfort of the Wii U GamePad. But if you want easy channel changing, you must barf up extra cash.

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1upgamer991431d ago

That is just stupid. What a pain in the butt. $1.22!$!$!$!
Nintendo this should just be free!

PopRocks3591431d ago

Read the article. The title is without context.

daclynk1431d ago

Typical N4G routine.always quick to talk trash on titles without reading the article.
Stupid Trolls.

BitbyDeath1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

1upgamer mentioned the price which can only be found in the article...

"The Wii U GamePad can be used as a television remote control, but if you want to use that same function for Nintendo TVii, Nintendo is charging a ¥100 ($1.22) flat fee."

1upgamer991430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

I DID read the article. And I still think its STUPID to charge a $1.22 how do you think I came to the conclusion it is STUPID. This function should have been a perk to sell the system.

ddurand11431d ago

if this is an app its really no different than offering a lite vs pro version ala the android/ios market.

show the functionality, then pay for it.

if you spent 300+ on a wii u, you shouldnt complain about 1.22 for an app.

unless this was promised to be a free faeture.

Axonometri1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

So what is Xbox excuse then? Right.

ddurand11431d ago

excuse for what? where was xbox mentioned anywhere? youre reaching.

stuntman_mike1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )


I hate those hidden faeture!??


Feralkitsune1430d ago

@Axo, please clarify what you meant by your statement. What does Xbox have to do with this at all?

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AfricanGamer9ja1431d ago

I wonder how many people will comment without reading the article. Afrter so many years on N4G somethings just dont change.

N4g_null1431d ago

I'm already changing channels, volume and turning inputs on and off for free!!!!!! LoL.
That is all I need if for!

ChrisW1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

This is obviously only in Japan.

Nippon Television is government owned and if you have a device that receives a TV transmission, you are legally obligated to purchase NHK1, NHK2, and NHK-E channels.

They're respectively like CBS, NBC, and PBS, but you are forced to pay for them.

This ¥100 flat fee (NOT PER CHANNEL) must circumvent the necessity for people to draw up a new contract for their Nintendo TVii.

WiiUsauce1430d ago

what the hell do you care?? it's free in North America, so who gives a sh*t??

PopRocks3591430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

You're angry over a one time fee of $1.22...? For an app on the Wii U? A charge, by the way, that may only apply to Japan?

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stragomccloud1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

I assume this is just because the mega media company over there... can't remember the name... charges every one some stupid extortionistic fee just for allowing one to watch TV.

Anyway, at least it's a flat rate.

ddurand11431d ago

read the article next time?

stragomccloud1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

The funny thing is I read the article just after I posted. Then I thought to my self... I should probably change that post. Then I realized I was too lazy to. lol

megamanX21431d ago

lol this will be hacked soon.

GreenRanger1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

Yentindo is more like Micro$oft than i thought.
I wonder if $on¥ will do something similar?

Pillsbury11431d ago

Tommy, your still under Rita's evil spell, be a good green ranger!

GreenRanger1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

$ill¥ fanbo¥$, di$agr€€ing with m€.
@ Pillsbury1
I'm not under a spell.
Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony fanboys are.

SegataShanshiro1431d ago

He doesnt get the joke........ok here we go, the red ranger was originally a slave of rita and used to attack the other power rangers....

swice1431d ago

""He doesnt get the joke........ok here we go, the red ranger was originally a slave of rita and used to attack the other power rangers...."""

It was the Green Ranger. Not the Red

IRetrouk1430d ago

Green not red, sillly putty

KwietStorm1431d ago

Been waiting a long time for that one, huh?

VenalPsychopomp1431d ago

"you must barf up extra cash"

Okay, I admit it, I lol'd.

8bit_Nes_Rambo1431d ago

"Barf"? Just like when you beat up thugs in River City Ransom.

Deathdeliverer1431d ago

Man I still play that game today! "MOMMAAAAA" or "BARF!" Kids these days don't know what they missed out on...

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