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Submitted by Shok 921d 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  +   921d 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   921d ago | Spam
a_adji  +   921d 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  +   921d ago
Yea Ambassador, depending on games, would make me buy one a lot sooner than I planned.
Murad  +   919d ago
Same here. I'm personally looking forward to buying it when the price drops to around 200 dollars.
Phil32  +   921d 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?
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SliceOfTruth888  +   921d 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  +   921d ago
Clearly you didn't like the games as I've sunk 560 hours in already
Murad  +   919d 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  +   921d 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  +   921d ago
To add oil to the fire, I sold my Wii u for more PS4 preordering cash
a_adji  +   921d 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  +   921d 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   921d ago | Spam
CFDTBone  +   921d ago
The 30 cent games for the last six months were a bonus for early adopters.
SpiralTear  +   921d 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  +   921d ago
10 free N64 games and 10 free GameCube games... i'd buy a Wii U right now.
Sa925   918d ago | Spam

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