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Nintendo waiting out online issues with Brawl

When Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released, an explosion of users tested the waters of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Unsurprisingly, a ton of lag and online issues plagued the experience. There has been a strong demand for Nintendo to fix the issues with Brawl's online modes, and, in some ways, the company has. The spectator mode has been fixed, and options now appear. However, not everything is perfect yet. Instead of looking into fixing more problems, Nintendo has decided to wait out the issues the Wi-Fi Connection has been faced with.

"As with the launch of any online-enabled game, especially one as popular as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, everyone wants to play at once. This puts a strain on the pipeline. We have seen improvements in online play performance every day since launch." - Nintendo spokesperson

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M_Prime3418d ago

not exactly perfect yet.. but the system is stable now and connecting is pretty easy and painless. however there never was a issue playing friends, just the ANYONE feature so i don't know. Servers do get overloaded.. it happens

hfaze3418d ago

Not surprising for a company that waited until late 2005 to even bother with online play. They are WAY behind the curve as far as online gaming goes.

I would not expect much from the Wii online-wise... It could improve over time, but the way Nintendo chose to go with it severely limits the community aspect of online gaming.

Just one more opportunity for the competition to catch up to and pass the Wii in overall sales...

tweaker3418d ago (Edited 3418d ago )

I'm still having problems with the online portion of this game. I'm randomly getting disconnected. What I noticed is that the Wii's built in wifi is not as strong as the PS3's one.

btw... the friends code system is a complete joke. I'm way too spoiled with PSN/Live's username system.

Ri0tSquad3418d ago

Nintendo's online is horrible. WHEN I had my Wii it took me such a long time to download an update because I kept getting disconnected. Then, after searching google for some help I got it fixed. Its a pain in the ass but I sold my Wii so I'm done with it.

iamtehpwn3418d ago

And the lag was so horrible it made playing the game become impossible which is funny, because I played the same person the other night ago, and it wasn't nearly as bad.

M_Prime3417d ago

it could have been ur connection, i know mine gets bad sometimes cause of the CO slowdowns.. i played last night with a friend and we had a lag free experience, and my dad was downloading stuff and my lil bro was aon WORLD OF WARCRAFT

idiealot3418d ago

waitin to buy this until everything is smooth

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