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#1981 nbballard

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

^I think it happens automatically when you register your account online.
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#1982 dragonjud

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:27 AM

Was my Deluxe supposed to have anything in the box (a card or something) for the Digital Deluxe Program. The only thing I could find was a sticker on the box. I'm probably being dense, but I want to make sure I don't miss out.



Go to the E-shop, and it'll prompt you to link your Nintendo club account. A short time (days or hours) later, a 'to-do' will appear in your Nintendo account. Once you complete it, you will receive the coins. There's no 'additional' warranty time being offered this time around (for registering your device).


#1983 io

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hah - I was wondering about the registration. I just never had a reason to go to the E-shop so I guess I'll do that just for the linkage/coins.

#1984 jedi0077

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

Lego City looks awesome but where is my lotr?

#1985 Mad D

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

My first Miiverse posting was censored after twenty minutes (understandably graphic/violent). I resubmitted a similar illustration with a caption and it's still up.

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#1986 The Crotch

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:09 AM

Maybe it's a very strict interpretation of a "no burning crosses" rule?

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#1987 jj5206

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

Random thought, but I really hope Nintendo plans on doing sales on the retail downloadable games. I understand that the system just launched and everything, but I hope they don't pull an Xbox and leave things at MSRP or give little discounts on the on-demand games.

#1988 masked lemon

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

I believe publishers can set sales on their own stuff, like on Steam.
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#1989 foltzie

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:41 AM

The point isn't that it will move systems, it's that the promotion itself smacks of desperation. Your "pushing the game" tautology sidesteps the point: they're pushing the game because it's all they have. They're stuck waiting on first-party titles.

They know they're going through the motions, and we know they're going through the motions. Because we all know Lego City isn't moving Nintendo consoles. Be honest. Nintendo titles move Nintendo consoles.

Once they have a full complement of first-party titles, then we'll be in a position to judge system movement, as it were. I think the early going hasn't been so bad. Nobody honestly expected it to replicate the Wii's success, and I think they did a good job of avoiding the 3DS pitfalls (the only real misstep being the timing of the Wii Mini, which just confuses people further). They just need to get some real games out quick, if any of the big titles miss the Launch Window, that could be a sign of bad things.


Im not arguing that Lego Undercover is a great title, just that they, as publisher, have a larger interest in pushing that particular title.

On the third party front, you are of course right, but it is a system launch. The Wii didnt have a stellar third party lineup either. Compared to the Wii the Wii U launch lineup is better, on paper, save for a large Zelda sized gap that isnt quite filled by the Mario game and something that redefines gaming like Wii Sports. Big gaps to be sure*


*I'm quite surprised that Nintendo didnt make a copy of Wii Sports available for download for the Wii U, they must have decided that the Wii still sells well enough with Wii Sports as the most common pack-in.

#1990 soonersfan60

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:02 AM

I'm surprised Nintendo didn't release a special edition HD Skyward Sword to have a Zelda launch title.

#1991 io

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:10 AM

I'm surprised Nintendo didn't release a special edition HD Skyward Sword to have a Zelda launch title.


Or going along with what foltzie said, how about an HD remake of Wii Sports with support for the Gamepad (showing bowling scores, etc)? Make it $10 Nintendo ;).

#1992 KingBroly

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

Or going along with what foltzie said, how about an HD remake of Wii Sports with support for the Gamepad (showing bowling scores, etc)? Make it $10 Nintendo ;).


If they put Metroid Prime Trilogy in HD out on Wii U I'd buy every game they'd come out with for the remainder of the Wii U's lifecycle.
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#1993 skiizim

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

If they put Metroid Prime Trilogy in HD out on Wii U I'd buy every game they'd come out with for the remainder of the Wii U's lifecycle.


SHHH..... Don't say that, I'm still holding onto 4 sealed copies of MPT.

I would love HD remakes of there N64 and GameCube library!!!

#1994 Crunchewy

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

All I can say is New Play Control. Better to focus on making new games, not rehashing old ones, even if upgrading to HD. IMHO.

#1995 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

Bought Sonic Racing, comes in today. Can't wait to play it because the powerups are not as cheap as Mario Kart, plus it looks awesome.
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#1996 drktrpr1

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

SHHH..... Don't say that, I'm still holding onto 4 sealed copies of MPT.

I would love HD remakes of there N64 and GameCube library!!!


You're just the worst!

Just kidding. If you want to sell me a sealed copy, I'll give you $60. That's what Gamestop is charging for used ones, but I'd obviously rather get a new copy (and have the money go to a CAG)

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if they started releasing Wii games as e-shop downloads (or even full-on retail titles) with updated controls/functions for the gamepad.
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#1997 elessar123

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Just kidding. If you want to sell me a sealed copy, I'll give you $60. That's what Gamestop is charging for used ones, but I'd obviously rather get a new copy (and have the money go to a CAG)


Sure, let me sell $150 sealed copy because you saw the used price being listed at $60, assuming you can even find a copy.

#1998 Javery

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

There are WiiUs available everywhere. I was at Target, TRU and GameStop doig some Christmas shopping and all 3 places had both the black and white models. That can't be a good sign.

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#1999 drktrpr1

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

There are WiiUs available everywhere. I was at Target, TRU and GameStop doig some Christmas shopping and all 3 places had both the black and white models. That can't be a good sign.


Is it possible that Nintendo saw what happened with the original Wii shortage, and is flooding the market in the holiday season to strike while the iron is hot? More consoles in houses means more people motivated to buy games for them, especially since 90% of WiiU buyers come away with a copy of NintendoLand and NSMBU.

I'm honestly not sure whether the high availability of the console is by design, or if the system just isn't selling well. I'm sure there are numbers out there somewhere that back up one argument or the other.
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#2000 Blaster man

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

Is it possible that Nintendo saw what happened with the original Wii shortage, and is flooding the market in the holiday season to strike while the iron is hot? More consoles in houses means more people motivated to buy games for them, especially since 90% of WiiU buyers come away with a copy of NintendoLand and NSMBU.

I'm honestly not sure whether the high availability of the console is by design, or if the system just isn't selling well. I'm sure there are numbers out there somewhere that back up one argument or the other.


How does that (flooding of consoles onto the market) jive with the production issues they had? I don't see them flooding the US with consoles.
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#2001 Strell

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Production issues have been said to be cost related moreso than output.

Remember when I said to wait two years before you can really make a call on the system? I guess no one does.


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#2002 Blaster man

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Production issues have been said to be cost related moreso than output.

Remember when I said to wait two years before you can really make a call on the system? I guess no one does.

The Vita's been out less than a year and it's already been declared a failure almost universally. If you look at the Black Friday prices for it after only what, 9 or 10 months from release....

#2003 Strell

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Something something apples and oranges...


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#2004 Blaster man

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Something something apples and oranges...

I don't get how it's apples and oranges? Is it too early to call the Wii U a failure? Yes. Do we need to wait 2 years? No. If we get to the summer and the thing hasn't sold through many units then IMO it's safe to call it a failure. What we see now are symptoms of a possible failure. When we get the NPD numbers for December, if they are really bad, then we may not have to wait till the summer to declare it a failure. If it can't succeed in the holidays then it can't succeed at all.

#2005 Strell

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

I don't get how it's apples and oranges? Is it too early to call the Wii U a failure? Yes. Do we need to wait 2 years? No. If we get to the summer and the thing hasn't sold through many units then IMO it's safe to call it a failure.


And that would be the wrong thing to do.

What we see now are symptoms of a possible failure. When we get the NPD numbers for December, if they are really bad, then we may not have to wait till the summer to declare it a failure. If it can't succeed in the holidays then it can't succeed at all.


Which is the exact same thing that was said about the DS and 3DS. And, really, the PSP. Oh, and the PS3. And if you want to be really technical about it, the SNES.

Sorry, but you need a few years to know if something is a failure in this industry. Since hardware sells on the games they play, and given that the average amount of time to develop "big name" console titles is generally 2-3 years, you have to wait for developers to adjust to what is available to make the most of their own sales, which in turn fuel hardware.

Like it or not, you have to wait. Recall that the Wii came out to sold out numbers and yet everyone called it a "fad" and that "the bubble will burst after Christmas."

Have patience or don't. Making predictions either way doesn't help your case.


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#2006 drktrpr1

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

I don't get how it's apples and oranges? Is it too early to call the Wii U a failure? Yes. Do we need to wait 2 years? No. If we get to the summer and the thing hasn't sold through many units then IMO it's safe to call it a failure. What we see now are symptoms of a possible failure. When we get the NPD numbers for December, if they are really bad, then we may not have to wait till the summer to declare it a failure. If it can't succeed in the holidays then it can't succeed at all.


I think that it's going to take a few years to tell what the console's legacy will be. Wind the clock back three or four years, and the PS3 was perceived as a colossal failure, but I don't think many would argue today that, while it was no PS2, the PS3 is actually a pretty strong console, with plenty of good games.

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#2007 TheLongshot

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Yes, it is too early to call the Vita a failure. Just like after launch it was too early to call the 3DS a failure. For me, a failure would be a platform that loses support from developers and is phased out rather quickly for another platform, or leaving the market entirely. I don't see that happening with the Vita.

You'd think after what happened with the 3DS that people would be less likely to pull the "failure" trigger, especially since the Wii U has a stronger launch lineup than the 3DS.
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#2008 Blaster man

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

I've read reviews that the console is sluggish. Is that true? If so, anyone care to speculate why?

#2009 Strell

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

Nintendo isn't an OS company and is still - unfortunately - learning the ropes on that. The most recent update addressed some of the sluggishness, but I imagine it will be an issue that will take a few months to iron out to a more acceptable state.


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#2010 drktrpr1

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

I've read reviews that the console is sluggish. Is that true? If so, anyone care to speculate why?


Strell is correct, but I'd emphasize that the "sluggishness" is isolated to the OS. Things like opening or closing the internet browser take a bit longer than expected, but n-game everything has been super-crisp, as far as I can tell. The last update, as indicated by Strell, cut down on load times, and we can hope that future updates will cut down further.

Sidenote: the browser is fast as hell!
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