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Submitted by Pozzle 1125d ago | opinion piece

When It Comes To The Wii U’s Online Store, Nintendo Is Dropping The Ball

Kotaku: When you log into the Wii U's eShop today, here is what you'll see on the front page: New Super Mario Bros. U, Batman: Arkham City, Ninja Gaiden 3, and Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition.

In other words: the same launch games you saw a month and a half ago. When the Wii U came out. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Neonridr  +   1125d ago
Well I guess they could rotate the games they show on the front page of the eShop, but it's hard to criticize what content they are showing when nothing new has been added to it. Obviously when new games launch, they will be promoted on the front page. But until that time, it's hard to judge it.

I still think the eShop is great, and easy to use.
Kingofwiiu  +   1125d ago
In EU , the front page has most games on it in big and small squares all patch worked together.
Old McGroin  +   1125d ago
@ Neonridr

Read the article past the first couple of sentences. He's giving out about how there's hardly any content on the store after 6 weeks, not just about the front page.

I'm giving you an agree though because I really like the layout and ease of use of the store as well. When the Virtual Console games start appearing it'll rise to another level.
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Neonridr  +   1125d ago
yeah, I understand that the content hasn't changed, but again, if nothing new has been released, then what can they expect? I wish they were constantly adding new stuff, but it's still relatively new, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

I do wish that the Virtual Console games become accessible through the eShop in the future so we don't have to use the horrible Wii Virtual Console shop. I hate using that to download my VC games.

A future patch hopefully.
MikeMyers  +   1124d ago
Another reason why I'm waiting to see how things go for the Wii U before making the plunge.
N4g_null  +   1125d ago
What is funny is you do have access to all of those games on the wii eshop... True game pad play would be cool but chrono trigger and secret of mana are now on the wii eshop!

those games are not on the psn or xbox... These articles are not wrote from the perspective of gamers but casual writers of gaming and can only complain about games like soccer moms.

Oh yeah I just got my jaw off the ground from the CES nvidia presentation.... WOOOOOOOW 200 teraflops and you know nintendo could use that later on right? The shield presentation was pretty much a wiiu setup running on a xbox LOL.

Every thing is about to become a service so I think nintendo made the right choice. They could speed things up a bit but I dont think we are going to see next gen systems for a while with things like tegra 4 floating around. Gatika what ever doesn't even have a chance ouch! It is like Nvidia is out to kill sony now!

I think the unreal 4 engine only needs 2.5 teraflops also... Talk about over kill.

So far though the Eshop is fine, we gave every ting else some time to grow also. This is more of a complainer piece anyway. The gaming media is so in the dark now.
bullymangLer  +   1124d ago
yea and also whuts the RUSH ?
DA_SHREDDER  +   1125d ago
I don't care what anyone says, it will eventually grow and be awesome, maybe not as good as everyone wants it to be, but the fact that any Nintendo game can be put online one day makes me giggity.
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Nodoze  +   1125d ago
I agree that the WiiU store is severely lacking.

Also I find it a glaring omission that there is no Nintendo direct or other video messaging available on the WiiU.

granted I could open a browser for this, but I should not have to.
zillanoir  +   1125d ago
Umm there is reggies 1st nintendo direct on their on top of whats comming soon. I love the simple style of the eshop its much better thsn going into all these different catogories and diff folders and tabs. Though when various genres come out with a bunch of games within them i guess that inevitable.
1upgamer99  +   1125d ago
I agree with this article for the most part, but the Wii Shop Has a Ton of AAA games for download. Like stated in the article it sucks we cant play on the gamepad. I know soon we will be able to, but HURRY UP NINTENDO. :) I am hoping that GameCube games are easy to port over to the E-Shop there are a ton of AAA games allot of people (myself included) missed out on, mostly because Gamecube did not sell very well. Gamecube games looked almost as good as Wii games(cause Nintendo underpowered Wii). Back to the lack of E-shop games, there are some great games on the way in the meantime I am still enjoying the ones out now. In the next few months there will be a ton of new content out. By Next Holiday there will be too much to choose from. Another Note I would like to make Launch-Xbox360 18 games...
PS3 12 launch games
Wii launch games 20+
Gamecube 12 games
And LOL lastly N64 just 2 launch games
The reason I posted all of that is because each systems launch took time to expand upon, and good things come to those who wait (what choice do we have) Nintendo will get there within the year I think we will all see some really cool things on Wii U. I for one am looking forward to it! :)
Kamikaze135  +   1125d ago
I don't even understand why it's lacking. It should at least have all the Wii Virtual Console games on the eShop. I get that they were meant to be played on the Wii, but do we really need to emulate the Wii to emulate other emulators? I'm sure they could have made some for the Wii U.

Also, the eShop's UI is horrible.
showtimefolks  +   1125d ago
its PSN all over again for nintendo, its understandable but i had hoped nintendo paid attention to sony and ms and learned something to make this a smoother transition but i guess that's not happening.

give it some time hopefully it will get better, i know psn sucked but now its a great service. i am hoping for same results from nintendo
XXXL  +   1125d ago
Having to use the wii emulator and not being able to use the gamepad for these older titles is insulting. If Nintendo isn't going to compete with Sony and Microsoft in terms of console power their main focus should be on accessibility and mainstreaming their great library of games from past generations to their new innovations- like the game pad.
Neonridr  +   1125d ago
I agree that we need a Virtual Console launcher from the Wii U, we shouldn't have to load up the Wii emulator to play these games is stupid. Also, having to use the old Wii Virtual Console store to buy more games is awful. That thing is so slow.

Here's hoping that they address these issues in a future patch.
1upgamer99  +   1124d ago
Nintendo is fixing the issue so you CAN use your gamepad for older games. I read that days ago. All the haters just like to get people worked up. Here is your proof.
SolidSystem  +   1125d ago
I just wish I didnt need to go into Wii to get to the oldies but goodies. I would like to launch it from wii u menu.
donman1  +   1125d ago
2 months and counting and Nintendo does not seem to think it important for the Wii virtual console service and games to be transferred be on the Wii U. All games should be accessible on Wii U eshop by now. How stupid of them is this...
1upgamer99  +   1124d ago
Oh gosh, it is not like you can not use your damn Wii U to play Wii games, or your downloaded Wii games...Stop crying over nothing. Just like Wii with Gamecube games...big deal. I mean really.
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donman1  +   1124d ago
You are clearly assuming I have a Wii before. I did not get a Wii because I did not like the direction Nintendo took that generation which made me buy a PS console (PS3) for the first time ever.
I have always been a Nintendo console owner till now. I currently own a Wii U and think their slow to bring services like Wii U virtual console is disappointing at best. Services like that should have been available day 1.
skipper  +   1124d ago
It does not matter if you had a Wii before or not. All of Wii's downloadable games and content are right there in the Wii shop. All you have to do is go into Wii mode on your Wii U. Download the Wii Shop channel and its all right there. Download all you want 100's of games from NES,Super NES, N64 plus a ton of other consoles. It really is not that big of a deal to go into Wii mode. It would be nice If we could just use Wii U's online store, instead of going into Wii Mode, but for now that is what we have to do. It is not like you are being denied the content.
TheNocturnus  +   1125d ago
The problem is that they did not integrate the Wii's eshop with the Wii U's eshop. If I want to go and buy virtual console games I have to open up the Wii app and go into the eshop from there. While it's great I still have access to the old games, it's a pain in the ass to get to it.

I would rather have one eshop to visit for all of my game purchases.

Edit: I just realized I only repeated what most of you already said. Oh well...
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metroidfusion2  +   1125d ago
I'm sure nintendo will fix all of your bitchy problems but I'm also sure it takes time to fix all of the things you crybabies are whining about so just wait damn
GraveLord  +   1125d ago
You expecting Nintendo to abandon the games that released months ago or something? Besides, its not like any notable new games have launched recently.
wiiulee  +   1124d ago
how is nintendo dropping the ball when thirparties has only been praising the wiiu eshop.....take a break from hating for a day.

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