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Visualante
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(06-07-2008, 02:39 AM)
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I like sending shit back in Nintendo's direction, so I decided not to post this delightful quote in the WiiWare thread.

Originally Posted by Edge 190

First Nintendo will not be concentrating any significant marketing spend on the service - journalists attending Nintendo's preview event were told that it was their job to spread the word about WiiWare titles via reviews and other coverage.
... when asked a pertinent question about the limited Wii system memory was raised, Laurent Fischer, managing director of marketing at NoE, easily slipped into talking about how "geeks and otaku" were the only people who want this issue addressed.

APZonerunner
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(06-07-2008, 02:40 AM)
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in before angry fanboy rage
DiscoNaldo
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(06-07-2008, 02:41 AM)
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Fuck you Tom!

Edit: Angry fanboy reporting for duty, sir!
HUELEN10
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(06-07-2008, 02:41 AM)
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Here here! I have boycotted putting money into the Shop Channel till the storage problem is fixed. We need Unlimited Channels and more storage because either you run out of channels before space, or you run out of space before channels.
gbovo
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(06-07-2008, 02:41 AM)
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damn.
dkeane
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(06-07-2008, 02:41 AM)
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Well that statement is probably true but it doesn't mean the geeks and otaku should be ignored. But any info from NOE should be ignored.
Stench
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(06-07-2008, 02:41 AM)
Nintendo has forsaken you.
Haunted
(06-07-2008, 02:41 AM)
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Nintendo reads GAF confirmed.
Farnack
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(06-07-2008, 02:42 AM)
Well, geeks and otakus are smarter than idiots.

We should run Nintendo.
Nuclear Muffin
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(06-07-2008, 02:42 AM)
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That`s not NOE`s official stance, they wouldn`t use the term "Otaku" since the average person doesn`t know what it means.

It`s probably just an off the cuff comment from a drunken Laurent, but watch people here on GAF take it 100% seriously :lol
HUELEN10
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(06-07-2008, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoNaldo

Fuck you Tom!

Seriously, it is his job, but it made him look like the biggest tool in the world.
plovie
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(06-07-2008, 02:42 AM)
Nintend0wn3d

And the only people who play RPGs are depressed gamers who play alone in the dark.
Leondexter
(06-07-2008, 02:43 AM)
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So they don't want money from geeks or otaku? I mean, I guess they have enough, but speaking as a geek, I do want it addressed, and I think it's in their best interest to do so.
Mrbob
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enjoy the shootbang?
(06-07-2008, 02:43 AM)
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Cold blooded, Nintendo. :lol Damn.

I thought Nintendo said they wanted to focus on the hardcore again? Mixed messages!
akachan ningen
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(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
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It's been obvious they don't care about the people who kept them afloat during the relatively rough times. But those same people keep celebrating Nintendo and holding out hope that Nintendo will give them something they want.
EmCeeGramr
i must be the devil. why else would god be trying to kill me right now
(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
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Holy shit. Why on earth would they refuse to market their digital distribution? In conjunction with storage issues I would not want to develop for wiiware if I was an indie.
Ill continue to hang onto iwata's words.
rollingstart
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(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
Nintendo is the friend who got popular and not doesn't acknowledge his old friends anymore.
Visualante
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(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nuclear Muffin

That`s not NOE`s official stance, they wouldn`t use the term "Otaku" since the average person doesn`t know what it means.

I thought that word otaku was interesting too, it made me think that this is coming from Nintendo of Japan directly and Edge noted that he "slipped into" the canned response.
ZombieSupaStar
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or not enough <3
(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
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why would they care, soccer moms and old people out number the old base, and probably dont even know what internal memory is.
Kagari
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(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
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RAGE
Mrbob
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(06-07-2008, 02:44 AM)
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I would be pissed though if I were a publisher trying to put games on WiiWare or VC. The storage space is much too small.
Minsc
(06-07-2008, 02:45 AM)
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I'm more interested in hearing Nintendo's comments about the % of people who stop buying downloadable titles once they fill their drive.

It has to be pretty insignificant unfortunately, or they'd do something about it.
Draft
(06-07-2008, 02:45 AM)
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:lol

This is what you wanted.

This is your Blue Ocean.

Drink deep.
madmook
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(06-07-2008, 02:45 AM)
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If I were a WiiWare developer I'd be pissed.
Count Dookkake
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(06-07-2008, 02:45 AM)
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It hurts because it is true. :lol
disappeared
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(06-07-2008, 02:45 AM)
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Oooh boy.
Durante
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(06-07-2008, 02:46 AM)
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And some people wonder why not everyone is overjoyed at the prospect of Nintendo domination in both handhelds and consoles.
Mrbob
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(06-07-2008, 02:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Draft

:lol

This is what you wanted.

This is your Blue Ocean.

Drink deep.

Holy shit. :lol Drink deep line, stroke of brilliance.
HUELEN10
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(06-07-2008, 02:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

Holy shit. Why on earth would they refuse to market their digital distribution? In conjunction with storage issues I would not want to develop for wiiware if I was an indie.
Ill continue to hang onto iwata's words.

How have you not lost hope yet? I wish I were you...
Alex
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(06-07-2008, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Minsc

I'm more interested in hearing Nintendo's comments about the % of people who stop buying downloadable titles once they fill their drive.

It has to be pretty insignificant unfortunately, or they'd do something about it.

Give it a little time. Sales for these games will probably dwindle , hard, over time. Especially since it's pretty much solely the "geek" audience who would be downloading WiiWare games anyway

All of the machines need hard disks, ones you can upgrade yourself. If there's one thing Sony did really well it was that. Took a couple of minutes to slam in a 34.99 120gb drive I found on Amazon..
Relaxed Muscle
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(06-07-2008, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stench

Nintendo has forsaken you.

"You didn't buyed our consoles back then, you tried to condemn us to the oblivion to the third party state of humillation, why should be doing anything for you, bastards!"
dkeane
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(06-07-2008, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Minsc

I'm more interested in hearing Nintendo's comments about the % of people who stop buying downloadable titles once they fill their drive.

It has to be pretty insignificant unfortunately, or they'd do something about it.

Well if you read the threads here tons of people say they won't buy any games until Nintendo adds a storage solution, then you'll see the same people complaining that Nintendo aren't releasing enough VC games each week. It's amazing.
Speevy
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(06-07-2008, 02:48 AM)
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Sorry, a storage solution would cut our profits from 900 billion yen to 899 billion yen
EmCeeGramr
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(06-07-2008, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Draft

:lol

This is what you wanted.

This is your Blue Ocean.

Drink deep.

Blue Ocean is smart and rational. This has nothing to do with 'Blue Ocean'. Its stubborness.
Haunted
(06-07-2008, 02:48 AM)
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Nintendo needs to do something - I only have like 500 blocks left!


Even though the homebrew scene will probably find a quicker, easier, and cheaper solution first. :lol
Ranger X
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(06-07-2008, 02:48 AM)
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This is really short sighted from Nintendo.

They could have multiple EASY solutions that doesn't cost them much. This way, the storage problem would be solved and the geeks and otakus would spend alot more money on them. Right now this means Nintendo doesn't want money. Who uses their online services the most? The geeks and otakus. This means they should consider solutions according their audience.
HUELEN10
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by dkeane

Well if you read the threads here tons of people say they won't buy any games until Nintendo adds a storage solution, then you'll see the same people complaining that Nintendo aren't releasing enough VC games each week. It's amazing.

Well, some of us, like myself, who have boycotted the Shop Channel will not put more money in, but we still have Wii points that are waiting to be used.
TheGreatDave
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
This geek isn't buying any more stuff from the Wii Shop. You win, Nintendo.
Narcosis
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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Well, while Nintendo's reps want to label me as a "geek" and "otaku" for wanting a hard drive, I guess my money will continue to avoid WiiWare as I pass the time with downloadable games on the competition.
Galactic Fork
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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This storage thing is so odd. You'd think that Nintendo would realize that most of the people buying wii ware games and VC games are probably the very same people who'd be the ones worried about the storage. I doubt people who don't give a crap are buying any or many games to begin with, so why not focus on the people who actually the service!?
RBH
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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Shots fired.
RagnarokX
(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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Doesn't NoE have a history of commenting on things Japan hasn't told them anything about and being wrong?
Leonsito
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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"geeks and otaku" are the only ones that are buying stuff from Wiiware.
Death_Born
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Draft

:lol

This is what you wanted.

This is your Blue Ocean.

Drink deep.

[IMG]http://i25.************/1hcswl.gif[/IMG]
Speevy
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(06-07-2008, 02:49 AM)
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Maybe the hackers can make us a solution which allows external hdds
Kagari
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(06-07-2008, 02:50 AM)
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I haven't bought any wiiware yet either... but then again, my Wii isn't hooked up right now.
yoopoo
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(06-07-2008, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Maybe the hackers can make us a solution which allows external hdds

Already done, apps are now running from usb and sd cards.
HUELEN10
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(06-07-2008, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted One

I only have like 500 blocks left!

Only 500?!?! HA!

I WISH I had "only 500" blocks!
Ceres
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(06-07-2008, 02:51 AM)
The statement is absolutely true. Neither of my two brothers with the console care about the storage space. Hell, one has the core 360.

Doesn't mean they shouldn't address it. We want to give you more moneyz. Give us the chance.
EmCeeGramr
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(06-07-2008, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by HUELEN10

How have you not lost hope yet? I wish I were you...

Miyamoto also said the limited memory was his one regret with wii hardware. I hope NOE is just out of touch with NCL again.

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