When asked for a response as to whether Nintendo will be offering an Ambassador program to Wii U early adopters, Wii U Daily managed to confirm directly from Nintendo of America that the Wii U will not have an Ambassador program.
I wonder what kind of perks Nintendo would give for being an ambassador.
A lot of people are disappointed because they bought the Basic unit at the price the Deluxe unit will be sold at, when the Deluxe unit has the deluxe promotion that offers 10% back on digital purchases.
They knew what they were getting into. Plus, its been 10 months since launch
@mrbojingles It's been 9 months. You drones need to learn how to count. Typical Nintendo fan. So clueless.
Typical Nintendo I thought a play limit on demos was bad but this?
If you are playing a demo 20 to 30 times and still dont know you want it you should be renting the game lol...
Guess what, the console been out a year. I dont see sony offering me perks for buying a vita for an extra 50 bucks after their price cut. The 3ds program was expected because the price was dropped 70 bucks in like 5 months. This isnt the case with the wii u as its been out a year, and the price cut isnt even that significant. Also the lowest ive seen a limit go is 5, and that was project x zone which is crapcom not nintendo. And 5 plays itself is plenty... even on 360 without restrictions i play a demo at the most 3 times.
As someone who picked up a Wii U back in January, it would be nice to get something to offset the price drop. I doubt this will happen though.
It's really too bad that people think they deserve free stuff for being an early adopter. As one commenter wrote on a previous Wii U Daily post, you get to play Wii U games before everyone else.
Exactly,people should know by now that when most consoles launch you wont see any good games until the next year.
What games? that's the point the wii u hardly had any worthy first party games, it doesn't even have a game pad proof of concept yet! and the dismal third party support is laughable! even though they promised that the same mistakes wouldn't be repeated on wii u which plagued the 3ds, lo and behold a price cut within the first year, hardly any first party games,delays, delays and more delays! total lack of third party support compared to the competition, need i go on? Seriously i paid over £350 for my wii u at launch here in uk, and within 6 months wii u was being sold for £150, now that's a slap in the face for loyal Nintendo fans who bought it on day one to show nintendo support, a company we love! Not any more i will never buy another nintendo hard ware be it portable or console, why should Nintendo's most loyal hard core fan base, the early adopters be punished for supporting a company we love? nintendo is such a tight ass its not even funny!
Fair enough. But I would never say never.
Reminds me of when some unlucky folks bought an N64 at launch date years ago and then Nintendo cut the price in half a few weeks later. They didn't even give the day one buyers anything either
Lol that didnt happen
I wish they did have an Ambassador program, but i guess thats what i get for being dumb enough to purchase it on day one.
I say 'Meh' to their Ambassador program.
Your right perhaps I shouldn't complain they give games from the NES in their ambassador program that's not going to make up for anything
You say "Meh" to free classic games? Standards brah. o.o
Bundle at lower price is convincing.
This is the last Nintendo console I will ever buy again in the first year, they only start to shine at least 12 months after release
Good. The 3DS I can understand, but the Wii U? It's been out for a year. Those of you who didn't expect this don't deserve anything. I always wait before I buy a new console for this very reason. Now I get to buy my Wii U in an awesome bundle and at a cheaper price.
How can you understand the 3DS getting an ambassador program? I'm curious.
Because the 3DS' price-cut happened REALLY close to the launch of the system. The Wii U's price-cut, is NOT really close to the launch of the system.
3DS' price cut was within less than half a year and the drop in question was $70. Nintendo followed up by basically giving early adopters that much value back in downloadable classic games. I guess you could say that early Wii U owners' Ambassader Program is being able to buy the promotional Virtual Games at $.30. Other than that though, Basic models have been unfortunately screwed over here.
I was gonna wait for the price drop, but said screw it and bought one a month ago. Don't feel like a need a bonus.
While I would appreciate any give away, I certainly got my $50 worth of play since November as well as took advantage of the .30 retro games. Love the system, still waiting on TiVo capability though.
This is an absolute fail!
Even though I bought at launch, I m glad they are dropping the price- I think it will be the 1st of at least 2 price drops between now and late Spring 2014- I don t feel like I "deserve" something from Nintendo because they dropped the price- but I do feel like they should be taking care of their best customers who bought between launch day and Jan 2013 because many of the most important launch games were delayed for many months and these delay announcements started coming after Christmas sales season- Many people went forward with their early Wii U purchases based on the strength of the launch games that were delayed- Nintendo pulled a "bait and switch" on their early adapters and also delivered an incomplete console that has still not received all of its (much needed) major OS updates- I think they have really taken the first 2 million+/- Wii U purchasers for granted - Do they owe us anything - no. Would it make sense for Nintendo to show some appreciation to it s best customers for bearing the brunt of its MANY mistakes and deception involved in launching the Wii u- yes
I feel kind of dumb for saying this - but - What was the 3DS' Ambassador Program all about?
It was a program for those who brought a 3DS prior to the systems officail price drop. People in the program were given free gba game for download on the 3ds.
Oh - that's what it was all about. Thanks.
It was not instantaneous, but basically anyone who had gotten online and used the eShop app were given an Ambassador ticket in their 3DS and were given ten NES games and ten GBA games all for free. I've yet to play through them all myself, but I'm glad I made the jump before the cut. I still have yet to finish some of those games.
Are people really crying about 50 dollars 10 months later ..that happens when you buy systems at launch I bought mines at launch I enjoy it ..I'm not gonna be mad because 10 months later it's 50 dollars less....you have to sometimes take the good with the bad ...shrugs ...
Meh, i'd love an ambassador program but not having one isn't a big deal.