Wii U Online Features will be Free of Charge.

Written by Taher M Siamwala on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 7:49 PM

While Nintendo's Wii had the titles and motion control to make it the most successful console of the current generation, it lacked the all-important Online Experience to make as much impact as it's peers.

GD has confirmed news that the upcoming console from the Behemoth Nintendo - Wii U, is going to have revamped online features called Nintendo Network. A step Nintendo thinks will revolutionize the social hub which is currently in firm control at the hands of...

Microsoft's Xbox 360. Xbox LIVE network is the biggest proof of the fact that if done right, console gaming network is the most profitable and successful step into the next generation of games. Sony also has it's Playstation Network which, while not as successful as Xbox LIVE, is better as it gives the gamer a choice for either a free subscription or a premium subscription; with not much difference in between. While Xbox LIVE cost gamers a premium subscription, which it makes up by providing the most unique and robust online service. In the end, for the amount of similarities both possess in content and services, the PSN price of free outweighs XBL of $50 and even more at $100. Your thoughts?

Free Online Features? I am down!

Getting back to Wii U, at a recent conference meeting at Japan, Nintendo president Saito Iwata said he didn't have any problems with premium subscriptions but stressed that a free-subscription would be the apt choice moving forward with the Wii U. By using the all-new avatar-powered Miiverse(short for Mii Universe); gamers can visually connect with other players, share information, form/find groups, make friends and well, socialize. A feature, Wii U will share with  Xbox's Live Avatars and PS3's Playstation Home. Only in Wii U, they are going to take it a notch higher as they always do.

Nintendo appointed Ex-Disney Interactive's Duncan Orell-Jones to fill in the newly created post of SVP of Network business. Miiverse will be under his care and he will be tasked with overseeing the evolution of Nintendo's new Network - Miiverse. Only time will tell if Nintendo can surprise us with it's resurgence in the online department but nonetheless, its a step in the right direction. We at GD think of it as a shot in the arm with adverse ..consequences.

So, do you like the Nintendo's idea to provide us, gamers, unlimited access to all it's online features? Or is it a smart marketing tool to have players first taste the pie and then ask you to pay for another piece? If Nintendo was a wealth of pie loved by you, would you suffice with just a slice? Socialize by commenting below.

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09:46 Jul-01-2012

Lol..TM, I thought you'd like the 'article' :) Looks like Batman's physique got your attention..
Itachi and jancuk: Batman sure looked worse on the Wii U. The gameplay videos weren't impressive at all. Oh well, guess Mario and Zelda will have to do :p

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09:53 Jul-01-2012

Nah, I'll stick with PC + PS ;)

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10:00 Jul-01-2012

I'd do the same :)

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10:14 Jul-01-2012

i'll stick with PC+PS2 :D

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10:20 Jul-01-2012

Only PS2? ......PS4? :p

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10:41 Jul-01-2012

yup, PS2, i don't have any money to buy PS3 :D

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10:46 Jul-01-2012

One of the greatest games is PS2 exclusive ;)

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11:01 Jul-01-2012

the first Killzone? FF X, FF X-2, FF XII?

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11:03 Jul-01-2012

FFX ;)
I'm still waiting for the HD version to be released in PSN :D

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00:02 Jul-01-2012

Batman looks like a plastic doll in that screenshot :D

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00:06 Jul-01-2012

Oil Batman xD. It's Ugly.

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00:09 Jul-01-2012

Yeah :D And was that supposed to impress us? ;D

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00:29 Jul-01-2012

Uf xD I dont know man xD. But Joker still so sexy ofc xD. Maybe creators of Batman wanna make some differently from PS3 ---> Wii U version.

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03:29 Jul-01-2012

maybe batman wants to join a bodybuilding contest :D

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04:49 Jul-01-2012

Wa-ha-ha-ha. That's a idea xD

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