130°
Submitted by Shok 578d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo: Give Us A Wii U Ambassador Program, Now

GaminRealm: "In the wake of the latest news that Nintendo only mustered 160,000 Wii U sales for the months of April-June, it really made me kick back for a second and reflect on everything that has happened post-launch. But as I was sitting there, I realized that I couldn’t think of anything that happened, and that’s the problem: nothing has happened." (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

diepdiep  +   578d ago
I'll rush to buy the console if they do implement the Ambassador Program. That's pretty much what made it worthwhile to own a 3DS early.
julijulia894   578d ago | Spam
a_adji  +   578d ago
over priced for a handheld is what stifled it and the price drop was what rescued it along with a sick catalog of games..

People said the same crap about the 3ds funny enough due to the lack of power and the ps Vita. Clearly power doesn't always win.

If anyone can Nintendo can.
3-4-5  +   578d ago
Yea Ambassador, depending on games, would make me buy one a lot sooner than I planned.
Murad  +   577d ago
Same here. I'm personally looking forward to buying it when the price drops to around 200 dollars.
Phil32  +   578d ago
Shouldn't have bought a Wii U after knowing how horrible Nintendo botched the 3DS launch. Nintendo owes you nothing. It sucks, but it's true. That's the price of being an early adopter.

Doing a second Ambassador program would set an even worse precedent for Nintendo platforms. Why buy the next Nintendo platform at launch when you can wait and get free games?
#2 (Edited 578d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(10) | Report | Reply
SliceOfTruth888  +   578d ago
i agree with this. I expected to have already played 101, pikman and Rayman. So far i have played about 10-15 hours max of total gametime on my wiiU
BIGTAMR  +   578d ago
Clearly you didn't like the games as I've sunk 560 hours in already
Murad  +   577d ago
Holy crap, that's more than the gametime I've marked for DOTA 2 D:. Just goes to show that game must be fun.
Jyndal  +   578d ago
I'm expecting Nintendo to abandon this console. It's going down the toilet and I don't see anyway of them recovering, next to making the system $99.
AbortMission  +   578d ago
To add oil to the fire, I sold my Wii u for more PS4 preordering cash
a_adji  +   578d ago
What makes me laugh is nobody is talking about the fact that they made profit.

Nintendo have no one to blame but themselves for the current state but I feel online journos have no scooby are too quick to talk about things they clearly dont know about just so they can get their view across. Chilllllllllllll Winston.
GenericNameHere  +   578d ago
Good thing I didn't get a Wii U yet. I REALLY wanted one because I thought it would be like the Wii (freakishly hard to find at retail in its first year). Well, 9 months later, and there's been no signs of shortages. I've never had an interest in Pikmin, Wonderful 101 or Sonic. I'll sadly miss Wind Waker HD, but oh well.

@diepdiep
"I'll rush to buy the console if they do implement the Ambassador Program. That's pretty much what made it worthwhile to own a 3DS early."
You rushed to buy a 3DS just for the ambassador games? Old games that were just ported to the 3DS without any graphical or gameplay improvements made was worth $250? Granted, the reason why I haven't traded my 3DS for an XL yet is because Nintendo thinks I'm an Ambassador, I like to think my 3DS is special because of it, and the free games were nice, but no way was the 3DS worth it in its first several months.
nintendoman   578d ago | Spam
CFDTBone  +   578d ago
The 30 cent games for the last six months were a bonus for early adopters.
SpiralTear  +   578d ago
If Nintendo does lower the price of the Wii U this year, they should definitely implement some sort of Ambassador Program for the early adopters. Otherwise, it just kind of seems unfair for those who support Nintendo enough to buy their new console at launch.

It doesn't need to be too much, but some compensation couldn't hurt.
Masterman280  +   578d ago
10 free N64 games and 10 free GameCube games... i'd buy a Wii U right now.
Sa925   575d ago | Spam

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

HBO GO is Finally Available on PS4; Still Doesn’t Work With Comcast

25m ago - HBO GO may be available on PS4, but it won't work if you have Comcast. | PS4
30°

5 Must Read Books For Aspiring Video Game Journalists

33m ago - FilmGamesEtc writes: "Have you ever dreamed of becoming a freelance writer in the video game ind... | Culture
20°

Meme Run Removed From Wii U eShop

35m ago - Hardcore Gamer: Meme Run remains a surreal work in video gaming. An endless runner based around i... | Wii U
40°

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Review | Hardcore Gamer

1h ago - "After Battle of Z, Dragon Ball Xenoverse had no right to be worth your time, and it certainly ha... | PC
Ad

New looped animations from White Night, a completelly black and white game

Now - White Night is a noir horror game inspired by classic horror movies and games, with a focus on strong visual storytelling. | Promoted post
30°

Rise of Mana Brings In Characters From Legend of Mana

1h ago - Rise of Mana is currently holding a collaboration campaign that features characters from 1999′s L... | iPhone