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Nintendo’s DRM Policy is Bad and Nintendo Should Feel Bad

GenGAME writes: "Nintendo’s biggest strength lines in forging strong relationships with its customers through its Nintendo-exclusive games. Building those strong relationships with customers builds trust between you and them and keeps them coming back for more. They trust you to make the games they want; you trust them to buy them when you make them.

"But Nintendo’s DRM policy isn’t built on trust – it’s built on paranoia and uncertainty, on an unwillingness to place faith in the customer to manage his or her own content. And, as you might expect, a lack of trust from above is bound to translate to a lack of trust from below.

"In hindsight, if there’s anything that’s characterized the loss of momentum following the Wii U launch, it’s a lack of trust."

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PopRocks3591201d ago

I can concede to that. Tying accounts and games to an account in this day and age is just inconvenient and counterproductive. With luck they can fix this and update the network to have transferable IDs.

Gr811201d ago

Nintendo's DRM approach is very idiotic. I'm baffled as to the decision making process that went into this.

I'm not trying to just be sour, but instead being critical is the only way we as fans can facilitate change. How Nintendo addresses this inept policy moving forward will be paramount for them.

nukeitall1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

I'm baffled how Nintendo could conceive friend codes was a good idea, and their continued poor online network support let alone this.

I think Nintendo is a company that is going to go under eventually at this rate. Management is soo behind times!

I was really hoping that with the Wii U, things were turning around, but I was wrong. Nintendo traditionally has had excellent customer service, but this just baffles me repeatedly.

PopRocks3591200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

@nukeitall

1. Nintendo got rid of friend codes.

2. A company needs to stop making money and spend a lot of money. Nintendo products always make money.

3. The Wii U has issues, but they're not nearly as bad as, say, the Wii's problems. But yes, you're right. Nintendo customer service is usually a lot better than this.

EDIT: Also why did I get 7+ disagrees? Seriously, no one bothers to provide an argument. :/

herbs1200d ago

When companies make greedy decisions like this they are shooting themselves in the foot. When the customers come 2nd they are basically promoting piracy losing customer support and money in the long run. No one should feel a shred of guilt for going the emulation route when companies make you pay and then limit your access to said merchandise.

Erimgard1201d ago

This guy got seriously screwed. Customer service was one of the best things Nintendo had going for them...let's not screw that up.

0pie1201d ago

ppssstt... They dont care... Anyway no one should care about a company who just launch his 1st hd console in 2013. Just sayin.

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deadfrag1201d ago

I would love a region free console,i really dont see a reason for the Wii u still been restrictive has it is in this gaming age we are!

lilbroRx1201d ago

I would say the same reason that the 360 is Region locked, and the same reason that the Durango will likely be region locked.

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