Submitted by NineKnights 364d ago | article

Nintendo Ruins Christmas

Imagine Christmas day. Little Johnny comes rushing downstairs in his pajamas, excitedly ripping open his presents. “A NEW Nintendo!!!”, he shrieks, elated. His elation turns to confusion, and then boredom, as his parents try to set up his new system and are met time and time again with error messages from the Nintendo Network. Poor Johnny wanders off and starts playing with the empty boxes. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS)

Benjaminkno  +   364d ago
As a Nintendo fan, I must say, implementing an online "what's the worst gift you'd gotten this year", campaign when your online store is down for what is now going on 3 days and counting is a bit ironic.

That's why your bundles need to come with external software or at the least, pre-installed software, like the Mario Dream team 3ds I bought...

I'm sure Nintendo has already gotten quite a bit of returns this holiday. They can sure be counted on to keep shooting themselves in the foot...
they're out of toes by now...

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plsburydoughboy  +   364d ago
So what you're saying is, Christmas being good depends entirely on Nintendo. Playstation and Xbox don't count, only Nintendo can give gamers a good Christmas.
zeal0us  +   364d ago
What the author is saying Nintendo ruin Christmas for those new WiiU owners due to network outage. The author isn't saying Nintendo is the only one that can provide a good Christmas.

Heck I had a good Christmas with my family and no console was needed.
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Chrischi1988  +   364d ago
Sad to hear that, I thought christmas is about meeting the family...
Summons75  +   364d ago
Just like Sony and MS ruined Christmas for their users because ALL systems on lines were down or having trouble.
This is just a pathetic attempt to spit on Nintendo for something beyond their control. A lot of people flooded the servers of all systems, its no ones fault.
G20WLY  +   363d ago
No, PS and XB don't count because he's talking about little children, hence it's Nintendo that is the focus of the article.

Makes sense to me.
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vakarian75  +   364d ago
Every consoles nonlinear network was down.
NineKnights  +   364d ago
The main point of this story was the #replacewith3DS post from Nintendo. True all the major players were down, but Nintendo's PR campaign was bad timing.
browngamer41  +   364d ago
Apparently poor little Johhny's parents were to stupid to buy him an offline game to go with his new system(even though every WiiU has a game bundled)...I agree that Nintendo has been ill prepared to handle the sudden increase in volume, but I think little Johnny will make it a couple more days..
2pacalypsenow  +   364d ago
havent even touched my wii U since November so i didnt notice..

and @Summons75 how is the fact that they didnt prepare for holiday volume out of their control? they shiped that many consoles to retailer and they are responsible for their servers...
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stuna1  +   364d ago
The thing everyone is forgetting to mention is the fact that Nintendo should have been even more prepared than Sony and Microsoft both! considering Nintendo has had an entire year to prepare for a sudden influx of gamers.

You have the fanbase constantly arguing the case of giving Nintendo a year to truely give naysayers a chance to see the potential as far game releases, but Wouldn't that also apply for their online services also!? Or should they be given another year to get that in order as well? People want the WII U to be categorized with the "Next generation of Consoles", but in the same sentence want to extend special privileges to it when it doesn't perform up to the standards that the next generation is supposed to represent.

If that isn't being hypocritical I don't know what is!!!!
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Korde11  +   364d ago
Someone does not know what CHRISTmas is all about. Although, I could see how disappointed a child could be.
alphaomega88  +   364d ago
Clearly they are not the only ones who dont understand the meaning of PAGANmas, uh, I mean christmas...
2pacalypsenow  +   364d ago
you can believe that we came from monkeys all you want but dont make fun of other who dont
alphaomega88  +   363d ago

I dont believe that at all, and I was making fun of no one...I was simply pointing out the irony of people not knowing what stuff is about...calling someone out because they dont know the meaning of christmas when christmas has nothing to do with Christ, I mean come on...a tree with lights? Giving presents to one another on someone elses supposed birthday? I dont suppose you imagine Easter with a bunny and dyed eggs and candy has anything to do with Christ either, do you?

On topic, services being down for a day hardly ruins anything...another sensationalist article made for hits...
NineKnights  +   363d ago
Um... they are still down...
Spacemagic  +   364d ago
Got my son a Wii U for xmas. He's 5 and as a lifelong gamer dad, I was so excited to give him his first Nintendo. Console was bricked. The fun part was explaining that to a 5 year old. Toys R Us were complete douchebags when trying to resolve the issue as well. Just got a refund and went to buy another one somewhere else. New console is updating as I'm typing. Not really relevant to the article, but the headline obviously caught my attention lol. Happy gaming all.
_QQ_  +   364d ago
oh N4G you never cease to amaze me.
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XboxDone  +   363d ago
Poor little Johnny will only have Nintendo games a stagnant cod release to look forward to as Nintendo has it's head stuck incredibly far up it's rectum that it cannot hear the cries of it's install base begging for some sort of 3rd party support

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