The lights are on
At a recent shareholders meeting in Japan, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the company has examined the possibility of an Xbox Live-style for-pay online service, but doesn't think it's the right course.
According to Andriasang, a shareholder asked about the possibility that Nintendo would charge for membership to the Wii U "Miiverse." Iwata said that the company is thinking about a service that would allow both the Wii U and other devices to connect to the consoles' online network, but feels that a subscription fee would impede the potential growth of the platform.
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Wise move, Nintendo. Wise move indeed...
Considering Nintendo's lack of large scale online play, it would be ridiculous for them to charge.
Now let's make sure it's at least a competent online service.
I'm inclined to agree, having to pay for online play where you just add unnecessary bells and whistles to justify the charge is not the way to go.
There is the main reason i don't own a 360.
Finally a hardware publisher with common sense besides Sony. GO NINTENDO!!!
Pretty nice from a consumer stand point.
Good call on Nintendos part. They need to prove they can hang with Xboxlive before I want to spend money on it. The online feature for the Wii was atrocious.
And to the people still b*tching about Xbox live costing money, if 5 bucks a month is something you need to worry about than gaming isnt the hobby for you, not trying to pull the poor people card but seriously, its 5 bucks A MONTH! In California minimum wage is 8 something, so for less than an hours work you can pay for Xbox live. I know gamers like to cry about EVERYTHING that isnt handed to them but grow the *** up.
That is the best idea for them if they want people to be drawn into their online play. I just hopes its better the the ragular wii.
Good call. Make it free, polish it and please forget about friend codes.
Knew this for a long time