Nintendo, we have a problem

In two days we will be exactly a month away from the launch of the Wii U in North America, but aside from Nintendo (and maybe including them) nobody knows how the online will work on the console. This is a problem.

How is it that in 2012, a video game company who competes (whether they admit they are in a competition or not) with Microsoft and Sony can launch a brand new console without giving anybody an idea of how one of the most important features will be utilized. Friend codes? Who knows. Party chat? I have no idea.

If Nintendo has learned anything from the launch of 3DS, one of the lessons should have been that gamers will not accept a half hearted effort in the online space. Hopefully Nintendo has a gameplan set for what they hope to accomplish with Wii U in the online space, but one would think that they would have at least filled us in by now, and that has me worried.

Sure, I have other consoles and I can go to them for a compelling online experience if Nintendo doesn’t deliver with the Wii U, but I shouldn’t have to settle for that. Mario Kart could be the best online racer around. Smash Bros. would make for many sleepless nights trying to climb up the leaderboards. Come on Nintendo, are you with me on this!?

What do you all think? Is Nintendo making you as nervous as they are making me right about now?

55 Responses to Nintendo, we have a problem

  1. NOCTORNUS says:

    I agree, I am a big time gamer, but am holding off from WiiU until its got going (if it gets going) I played a few games at Eurogamer Expo and left feeling a tad…unenthusiastic to say the least. Not for me right now im afraid.

  2. wakko1337 says:

    I wasn’t afraid, but now I am. I didn’t even think about it. I’m trying to figure out in my head if they said anything and/or put pieces together by interpreting other things they might have said.

    Unfortunately, I’ve already got my preorder almost paid off so I have no choice but to be a tester. Not that I’m complaining lol.

  3. Hitokiri_Ace says:

    Nope, not worried at all. After seeing the improvements on the 3ds’ side of things, I trust ’em. After all, it’s not like Live/PSN was built in a day.. Sure the basics should be there, and we don’t want another 3ds eShop is coming later, fiasco.. Though, I have no problem understanding why they want to keep it close to the chest for now. There are most assuredly some last month developing going on, and to out any of these features would only be detrimental to them.

    If they announce that the console will do this, and that, and loads of magic.. It better work! We were expecting it. If they keep it close, then the can announce w/e will be ready at launch, and nothing more, nothing less. No, “soon to come” junk..

    My one worry is not Nintendo directly, but how they act like they will handle this. If they are really leaving it up to the dev as much as they once said they were… then I’d be worried. You really think a fragmented online universe is what we want Ninty? No… Not at all. If it turns out like that, I will be disappointed. Though, it does seem like Miiverse is attached to both ZombiU, and MarioU with all the in-game comments and such.. so I think it’s fine.

    We’ll see soon enough, I suppose..

  4. Bbelt says:

    This is troubling, to say the least. Many gamers, I feel, will be unwilling to risk paying $300+ for a system that could have the same online functionality of the Wii. I believe it will be better, but one month out and we don’t know for sure.
    Many developers don’t know.
    News has just come out that Elite Services will not be available for Wii U Black Ops II, right after its announced it will now be a free service on PS360. Add to that a gimped version of Madden and a bunch of ports, this is not looking good.
    I personally have my pre-order paid off. But many of my gamer friends are on the fence, or will not be getting one. Hopefully Nintendo turns this around quickly.

  5. The Adza says:

    Troubling indeed. But I’m hoping that all this information lockdown will be let loose in the week before release. Each day could grab a new headline across the gaming press.

  6. frstOne says:

    I hope it shapes well, but I wouldn’t hold my expectations too high.

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