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[IGN] Nintendo Confirms Nintendo Network, Wii U To Get Individual Online Accounts

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Nintendo has finally confirmed its plans for the Nintendo Network, a formal, branded service for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Outlining the concept in brief during an investor's program, company president Satoru Iwata confirmed the online infrastructure is already in place for the service.

  • Personal Accounts for Wii U - Nintendo will now allow personalized accounts for its next home console, which will allow multiple users per system.
  • Digitally Distributed Packaged Software -Nintendo is exploring the idea of selling full retail games through the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • Paid Downloadable Content - As we've heard previously, publishers will now be able to offer paid DLC for different games, starting with Square's Theatrhythm Final Fantasy..

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Any more info from the source? I have forsworn IGN years ago so I can't/won't click the link.
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About time for personal accounts. The Wii isn't for everybody anymore, it's for me.
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Any more info from the source? I have forsworn IGN years ago so I can't/won't click the link.

Just a few quotes from Iwata, but everything of significance is quoted in the OP.
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Ok thanks.
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Still, I'm going to pass on the 3DS and Wii U, Wii U sucks as it seems to be just a sink hole for money.
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Wii U sucks as it seems to be just a sink hole for money.

Exactly. The next gen of PS3 and Xbox are going to end up overpowering it again, and will still have better content.
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Still, I'm going to pass on the 3DS and Wii U, Wii U sucks as it seems to be just a sink hole for money.

fanboy much?, the thing isn't even out and it already sucks?... of course if Sony comes out with the exact same tablet/controller thing with a PS4 logo on it will rule right? rolleyes.gif.
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Exactly. The next gen of PS3 and Xbox are going to end up overpowering it again, and will still have better content.

We don't really know how each console's capabilities will stack up at the moment, and even though the Wii U will most likely be the least powerful of the three, I wouldn't count it out. Power doesn't dictate which consoles I buy, games do, and Nintendo has plenty of top notch titles/franchises (the Wii even had a great library of third-party titles if folks ever bothered to look).
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a 48xx vs a 6670 puts WiiU on top of Xbox720 in terms of raw power.
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