If Nintendo decided to make their own "Xbox LIVE/PS Plus" service would you pay for it?

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    This is definitely out of Nintendo's reach as they still have a very primitive online service, however, if they were to upgrade and make it as good as Xbox LIVE/PS Plus would you possibly consider?

    . Access to Beta and Multiplayer demos (normal users wouldn't have permission to)
    . Ability to play online
    . Free monthly games to keep (from whatever system, i.e, NES, SNES, N64, NGC, Wii, GB, GBC, GBA, DS)
    . Exclusive deals
    . Store your saves on the cloud
    . Crossplay/saves
    . Remote play

    Is it too ambitious to expect Nintendo to ever give a service such as this? Perhaps but it would be pretty cool.
     
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    The premise here is if Nintendo were ever to make such a thing that it would be just as good as the competition, which probably wouldn't be the case.
    If by some ridiculous miracle they could actually keep up, I guess we'd like that, although Remote Play should be next to impossible to accomplish.
     
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    I hope they don't. Not for every game, but we do get some of that stuff without even paying.
     
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    No personally I am against such programs and feel my Money is better spent on physical games but I do think a program like you suggested (except for online play) should exist for people who want something like that.
     
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    That's a nope!
     
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    They would never do that because almost no one would pay for it. Remembering the general target audience for Nintendo games is all it takes to realize that.

    They do need to update their online in general though. It still feels like 1994 when I try to play any of their games online.
     
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    Well they need to like you said update the system and ui with regards to user experiences.

    Adding another system while you can't master your own does not make sense.
     
  8. Osha

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    There are 4 worthwhile WiiU games with online (Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon and Smash Bros), and the only one with poor online is Smash Bros.
     
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    A lot of this is completely outside of what Nintendo is poised to do within this and possibly the next generation. So what if we start with the big one.

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    If this isnt done well, which Nintendo has shown they are ametures at, then no. Very no, the entire deal is off. That's what the original Xbox live was for and thats all it was for. Nintendo steps into the game late, and has to compete with lets of extra stuff. Sony's over there offering to let you have 6 games a month, online play, and access to other online fuctions for 8 bucks a month. Xbox is handing out a couple of heavy hitter games and solid online. Nintendo's can bearly keep me online long enough to complete a match in SSBW. And the worst part. Friend codes. Yarg. Its like they arent even trying. There way more on this front, but its been talked about to death. Bottom line, if this bullet point sucks, Paying for an online service is a no.

    But your other points are interesting.

    The big draw for me is and has always been easy access (:tpi:) to my old favorites. SM64 needs a firm beating into the ground every few years, and its not always so easy to dig out my N64 and hook it up, and time and time again, wonder why I havent figured out a better way than playing with my N64 trident controller. Backwards compatabilty might not be a huge deal to many other gamers, but thats the one thing Nintendo has consistantly done right. Wii being able to play GC, WiiU being able to play Wii games, 3DS being able to play DS, DS being able to play GBA... you get the idea. Thats kinda a big deal to me. *Should sony let me start playing PS3, 2 and 1 stuff on my PS4? Good bye wallet.

    Coupled with that, deals would go a LONG way for nintendo. Even like a deal mimicking Sony PS+ games or Xbox games with gold would be huge. a Free WiiU title and a free 3DS title would be great. Even if its like Shovel knight codes for both systems. Cross buys and Cross/remote play would be great too.

    But this all hinges on what? Solid online play.
     
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    Really? Bringing up Friendcodes, something that has been on its way out? Even if they had "solid online" (Not as bad as people are saying), I still wouldn't want them to do the service, for the same reason as I said before.
     
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    Free virtual console games and exclusive specials sounds nice, but I think I would pass. It just doesn't seem worth the money when I've already got a few good games to play.
     
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    Nintendo doesn't have the online infrastructure that is worth paying money for.
    Nintendo doesn't have the 3rd party support needed to sustain a games with gold service for a long time.
    And Cross Play/Saves & Remote play are features even Sony and MS aren't asking money for.
    Ultimately this would be a horrible deal.
     
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    Having all these features would certainly make it more appealing for some but until N makes a solid online service it's a far fetched idea but could happen someday.
     
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    . Betas and online multiplayer games don't interest me. I'd rather wait for a finished product, unless they're paying me to beta test.
    . I'm not interested in playing games online.
    . Chances are I'll already own the games that interest me.
    . Maybe, depending on what kind of deals or how much of a discount.
    . I can manage my own saves, have for years and I generally don't trust storing information on a computer I can't control.
    . I generally don't buy a game for multiple platforms.
    . Most games I generally go for are handheld games, so remote play isn't really needed.
    I wouldn't mind the exclusive deals if it was cheap enough, and depending on the deals. I would pay a couple of dollars a month maybe. I do have a Xbox 360 (poor thing hasn't been dusted off in a long time) and I did have a PS3. I never payed for either of their services. As long as I can download updates, dlc, and digital games (only if they're exclusively digital), I'm fine.
     
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    Nintendo is having a hard enough time getting people to pay for the actual console, let alone the console and a service with a fee.

    Nintendo needs to make their virtual console a subscription. Get every single vc game for $3 or something a month.
     
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    But who would do that when you can emu for free and get more selection?
     
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    I probably would if I had to because I need online for pokemon, also free monthly games would be nice
     
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    Well you would have access to these games legally. Some people do prefer it having that way.
     
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    I guess but most people j know either emu or buy physical copies. I don't know many who buy digital retro games.
     
  20. laudern

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    Well that's like saying "who would pay $xx for any game when you can pirate it for free.