New Nintendo Direct - Today! Right Now! [cvxfreak summary Post #85]

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So nintendo updated a new direct? 8 minutes ago?

http://www.youtube.com/user/nintendodirectch

A big thanks to cvxfreak!

Parental Controls

- Nintendo realizes that some parents may fear that their children may use the Wii U's internet functionality without permission. Wii U has Parental Controls.
- Can restrict content based on user age, CERO (Japan ESRB) rating, internet functionality, internet browser, e-Shop spending, Miiverse functionality, friend registrations, videos, data management, internet settings
- Wii U keyboard input can save user input habits and predictive input in a specific database that depends on the game and user. Wii U does not save input data that you don't want other users to know into the database.
- Miiverse settings can be turned on/off depending on the save profiles per game.

USB Data Storage

- 8GB = 7.2GB, 32GB = 29GB in terms of actual save data. Wii U uses around 4.2GB when using the system for the first time.
- NSMBU is ~2GB, Nintendo Land is ~3.2GB. So, both won't fit into the Basic set at the same time.
- Wii U lets you put data onto a connected USB media drive.
- One USB drive at a time only.
- Cannot disconnect the external drive while plugged into the Wii U and receiving power.
- You can use general drives.
- In terms of powering the HDD while connecting to the Wii U, if you do not use a Y Cable Type drive (2 USB cables), then Nintendo cannot guarantee it will work properly.
- Nintendo can guarantee functionality if the HDD plugs into a power outlet.
- No games on USB Flash Memory due to games not running properly all the time (whatever this means...)
- Wii U will read up to 2TB only for external hard drives
- In Data Management, you must format the connected media drive. Note that this means you cannot use the drive with a PC.
- You can move data from internal Wii U storage to external USB media in Data Management and vice versa. Data on both internal and external media will appear in the menu.
- At launch, only 1 USB hard drive can be connected, but through a future update, more than 1 will be possible and you will be able to move data between them freely.
- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.

Backwards Compatibility

- Wii games, Virtual Console, Wii Ware stuff cannot be played using the GamePad screen, but only on the TV in Wii Mode
- Iwata: "We understand that there are people who were looking forward to playing Wii games, Virtual Console games, and so forth on the GamePad, but unfortunately we cannot accommodate those users' expectations."
- There are plans for a Wii U Virtual Console that WILL be compatible with the Wii U GamePad. Please look forward to it in the future.

Nintendo Network Premium

- For Premium Set buyers only
- Point service
- Make Nintendo Network ID, then login to find and user the service
- After logging in, you can see the points you have earned
- Buy with download card or download number
- Earn 10% back on purchases
- Earn back purchase points in ¥500 increments
- Points earned can be used with Wii U/3DS e-Shop, Wii Shopping Channel, DSi Shop
 
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Watching now:

- Nintendo realizes that some parents may fear that their children may use the Wii U's internet functionality without permission. Wii U has Parental Controls.
- Can restrict content based on user age, CERO (Japan ESRB) rating, internet functionality, internet browser, e-Shop spending, Miiverse functionality, friend registrations, videos, data management, internet settings
 
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8GB is actually 7.2GB
32GB is actually 29GB

I like how Iwata actually took the time to explain it.

Edit: FUUUUU
Edit2: also love the colored beads demonstration :lol
 
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- Wii U keyboard input can save user input habits and predictive input in a specific database that depends on the game and user. Wii U does not save input data that you don't want other users to know into the database.
- Miiverse settings can be turned on/off depending on the save profiles per game.
 
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It looks like you have to use an external hard drive with a separate power source. I can't understand Japanese, so I'm going by the big red exclamation point that appeared when the hard drive was connected to the Wii U without separate power, lol. Dual USB will work; single USB is not guaranteed to work.

Same with jump drives. Probably won't work.

I have no idea.
 
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Basic only has 3gb useable space. Why even have a 8gb option.


For those of you begging for cheese. Use the transcribe audio then translate to english. Its not that bad and you can follow along pretty ok.
 

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- So.. apparently you can transfer your games (save data/downloaded) to a bigger HDD when your older one runs out of space (?)
 
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- 8GB = 7.2GB, 32GB = 29GB in terms of actual save data. Wii U uses around 4.2GB when using the system for the first time.
- NSMBU is ~2GB, Nintendo Land is ~3.2GB. So, both won't fit into the Basic set at the same time.
What do the pink beads represent? The really tall column.
 
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USB Media

- Wii U lets you put data onto a connected USB media drive.
- One USB drive at a time only.
- Cannot disconnect the external drive while plugged into the Wii U and receiving power.
- You can use general drives.
- In terms of powering the HDD while connecting to the Wii U, if you do not use a Y Cable Type drive (2 USB cables), then Nintendo cannot guarantee it will work properly.
- Nintendo can guarantee functionality if the HDD plugs into a power outlet.
- No games on USB Flash Memory due to games not running properly all the time (whatever this means...)
- Wii U will read up to 2TB only for external hard drives
- In Data Management, you must format the connected media drive. Note that this means you cannot use the drive with a PC.
- You can move data from internal Wii U storage to external USB media in Data Management and vice versa. Data on both internal and external media will appear in the menu.
- At launch, only 1 USB hard drive can be connected, but through a future update, more than 1 will be possible and you will be able to move data between them freely.
- SD Cards can hold PC data, Wii Virtual Console, Wii Ware, and Wii save data, but cannot be used to save Wii U game save data.
 
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#46
It looks like you have to use an external hard drive with a separate power source. I can't understand Japanese, so I'm going by the big red exclamation point that appeared when the hard drive was connected to the Wii U without separate power, lol.

Same with jump drives. Probably won't work.

I have no idea.
It could work depending on what brand/model you use. He's saying they'll put a list of what works and what doesn't. Basically it's the same with homebrew on the wii, not every usb-powered hdd or flash-drive works.
 

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In this context it's probably 'up to'
Oh, OK. Just from listening to his cadence, it didn't sound like it would mean "up to," unless he had a particularly long pause before saying a quantity. I dunno, I know all of four words in Japanese. =P


Thank you. That makes sense.
 
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It looks like you have to use an external hard drive with a separate power source. I can't understand Japanese, so I'm going by the big red exclamation point that appeared when the hard drive was connected to the Wii U without separate power, lol.

Same with jump drives. Probably won't work.

I have no idea.
Looks you can use them but these usb powered hard drives need to use Y cables for extra power.