Nintendo stole Christmas this year

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  2. Harsky

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    I'm a little annoyed because I wanted to buy Super Mario Bros 3 at the discounted price.
     
  3. gamefan5

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    Yes, because everyone buys digitally.
     
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    Nahh all them game stores ruined christmas by not being open.
     
  5. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    If your going to base that on the eshop being down, then Valve and Obamacare also stole christmas.
     
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    only fools and tools go on the eShop to "acquire services" and not a product.
     
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    No pokemon for Timmy on Christmas day if daddy DARED (???) to rely on digital downloads.

    May not have affected everybody but still.

    Guess kids who received an ipod touch are having a better time.
     
  8. Fluto

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    Okay good, I seriously thought my 3DS was screwing with me since I couldn't update Animal Crossing or Pokemon.
     
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    *cough Pokemon bundles having games in the console pre-installed *cough

    Again, because everyone buys digitaly.
     
  10. tbgtbg

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    Also ruined for old farts (like me) who received a Zelda WiiU and no other games but can't download their f'n WWHD.

    Thank you Family Video for still existing (and being open on Christmas) so I could at least go rent Lego Batman and hack my vWii.
     
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    Yes, because everyone buys bundles.
     
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    Eliminates the use of Eshop and u save money. So honestly to use the eshop on xmas to buy a gift, I'm like so confused since it was supposed to be done, like before?

    My point is, people had a chance to get it digital and save money before Xmas.
    So saying that all gamers can't try the games out today because of the eshop problems, well, that's kinda false.
     
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    Because it's not 2006 anymore.
    People have been accustomed for years to gift ipads and ipods touch, unwrap them and start downloading stuff on them.
    It's a given. The eShop is supposed to work. No service has a perfect uptime, but being down all day on Christmas is particularly annoying...or naive on nintendo's side...
     
  14. calmwaters

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    I remember a thread asking people whether they preferred physical or digital copies. I believe this one might tip the favor towards physicality. Might I suggest if it is a digital item to either order it before hand or get a gift card for it? Do you order something from Amazon on the day you want it? Not unless you're willing to pay a fortune for shipping. I get my gifts a few days in advance of the special date, but that's just me.

    Edit: I'll throw this out there; maybe the timeout was because of something similar to the GTA Online server. Remember when all those people locked out the server because so many people tried to log on simultaneously? Maybe this happened with Nintendo. Some people logged on; others weren't as fortunate due to the existing traffic.
     
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    That's funny though, because u seem to think that it was all intended on ninty's part.
     
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    The only way to avoid the issue would have been to open the gift beforehand, set it up, create the eshop account or NNID, buy and download the game, and put it back in the box. No gift card would have saved people from the "can't download the actual game"-issue.
     
  17. Schizoanalysis

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    This thread reeks of Christmas spirit.
     
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    Yes Iwata may actually be the grinch in disguise.

    Or more likely, just ninty being naive and unprepared about online services as usual.
     
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    Oh, so you buy a physical package which gives you the download code for the game; am I understanding this right? If that's the case, then why didn't they just package the card in the physical case? That way, they would've had the game: and all they'd needed to do was register the game with their NNID.
     
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    Or maybe Idk, problems about the servers in general that are totally out of their hands and trying to fix it?
     
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