My only complaint about the WiiU

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by GreatZimkogway, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. GreatZimkogway
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    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

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    Buying on the WiiU eShop is a complete failure. At least here in the US, anyway. You can only put in increments of $10, $20, $50, or $100. Current games are $9.99, and then add sales tax. Retail download games are $59.99, and then sales tax.

    This is complete stupidity on Nintendo's part, as you CANNOT pay for a $60 game in one go, you have to be all complicated with it. And the $10 option is pointless right now, there's nothing under $9.99. And even then, you HAVE to put $20 on it to get a $9.99 game, and then you're only able to get one game.

    Nintendo, why are you so inept at online purchases? Do taxes not exist over in Japan? Or could you at least give us a "Pay Exact Amount" option? This is a complete failure at online purchasing.
     
  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    Unless you use a credit card to directly pay for stuff I don't think the PS3 can either. The options for it are 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 and max (150 minus current amount in wallet) while there are $70 games on there.
     
  3. jefffisher

    jefffisher GBAtemp Maniac

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    just change your location to one of those taxless states
     
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  4. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    "Pay Remainder Using A Credit Card"
     
  5. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I bought a $9.99 game and I have one cent on my account.
     
  6. Deltaechoe

    Deltaechoe The Dopefish

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    They have a pay remainder option on the 3ds, I assume they would have it on the Wii U as well
     
  7. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

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    Erm...you DO know that the money left over is put on your account, right? So it can be used for future games you ever want to buy.

    I know it's not very convenient if you want to buy just one game online in the entire wiiU lifespan, but the complaint seems a bit overblown to me.
     
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  8. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Nintendo isn't the only company lolol.
     
  9. yagami69

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    I hope they add this soon, it already exists in 3DS eShop, wonder why is not present in WiiU
     
  10. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Can't you just pay by credit card? :L
     
  11. HaTaX

    HaTaX GBAtemp Regular

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    If you pay with a credit card you can put exactly the credit needed to purchase a game on your account. That how I bought all of my eShop titles and I currently have $0 in my account waiting to be used. Probably no way to work this with store bought credit, have to use a CC on your last purchase to bring the balance to zero when purchasing a title.
     
  12. DJ91990

    DJ91990 Dark-Type Trainer

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    This problem also exists with the 3DS shop and I hate it personally. Mainly because you "charge" funds to an account and when you are left with 0.01. You can't use the leftovers until it adds up to enough money to buy something else. Wait a minute...this could be a marketing ploy, sneaky.
     
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    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Fully recommend no one ever put there CC info on a server run by Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo.

    All of my online purchases for the Wii or WoW or anything like that have been via buying cards at the store so if they get hacked they can have some expired cards.

    That's my two cents on the subject.
     
  15. HaTaX

    HaTaX GBAtemp Regular

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    If you have a citibank card they allow you to create virtual CC numbers good for one purchase, I use that for most all of my online purchasing. Otherwise if you tell eShop to not retain your CC info for future purchases, they won't have all the important information retained on their servers.

    Also, the 3DS shop lets you do the same "top up" of your credit to purchase a game and leave $0 in your account. I'm sure Nintendo will get better about this as time goes on, but really if you purchase a card at the store there isn't much you can do to make that match a game purchase price.