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So.. I thought that with the last DLC of BOTW would come together a firmware update, but I was wrong. Do you think that from now on it is safe to assume that there will be no more system updates for the WiiU? It's unlikely for me ..
 

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It is likely that 5.5.2 is the last update for the Wii U. The only real reason 5.5.2 was released was to display the proper error messages about the MiiVerse closing shop; otherwise, 5.5.1 would have been the last update.
 

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It is likely that 5.5.2 is the last update for the Wii U. The only real reason 5.5.2 was released was to display the proper error messages about the MiiVerse closing shop; otherwise, 5.5.1 would have been the last update.

So 5.5.1 exploits weren't fixed on 5.5.2?
 

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I would have thought when Miiverse was discontinued that they'd have dropped a FW update to remove the Miiverse icon and possibly change what you see when you're in the Wii U menu instead of the plaza with all the miis gathering. But to my surprise there has been no such fw update. And if they didn't update for that, then I have no idea what it will take for the Wii U to get a new fw update at this point.
 
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They gave up on day one. When they didn't invest in marketing.
Not necessarily. It's because of their piss poor marketing that got them into this hot mess. The quality of it sucked and how it was done. Not that they never did market the thing.
 

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Not necessarily. It's because of their piss poor marketing that got them into this hot mess. The quality of it sucked and how it was done. Not that they never did market the thing.

It's because of their piss poor marketing that got them into this hot mess.

That's not investing in marketing.
 

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Nintendo will announce when it is no longer update. I dont have Wii U. However, I have an Nintendo Switch system so I dont care about Wii U. :P
 
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It's because of their piss poor marketing that got them into this hot mess.

That's not investing in marketing.
Not quite, allow me explain a bit further. Due to the fact Nintendo was trying to market to kids was their first mistake. Second mistake was carrying the wii brand. The system itself was more for the hardcore players. But since it also marketed itself as a family console just like the wii, it resulted in a identity crisis. They did invest in marketing, but they got the execution all wrong
 

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They took too long to release Zelda BOTW. If they released it before, I mean 1 or 1,5 year earlier and just for WiiU the console would survive to this day and very well
 

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So.. I thought that with the last DLC of BOTW would come together a firmware update, but I was wrong. Do you think that from now on it is safe to assume that there will be no more system updates for the WiiU? It's unlikely for me ..
it sounds very much of unlikelyy because 1/ the switch has 3 versions kernal which is priority patch and two/ the wii u is not in made by little machine and humans anymoire, only sold by the stock of shops and used.. so xcept if mr mitamoto or reggies say "pleas mr designer of op system fix the kernal so the hackers cant play breathing of wild" there is aprocimative 20% of being a patch in next 2 years before nitendo network is shut up.
 

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Not quite, allow me explain a bit further. Due to the fact Nintendo was trying to market to kids was their first mistake. Second mistake was carrying the wii brand. The system itself was more for the hardcore players. But since it also marketed itself as a family console just like the wii, it resulted in a identity crisis. They did invest in marketing, but they got the execution all wrong

That is not quite true. Let me explain you a bit further. You can target the demography you want, THEN it come marketing. Bad marketing doesn't depends on your niche. Bad marketing is bad marketing by itself.

In counterpart, good marketing can sell anything. That's why people drink cola, smoke tobacco and specially drink beer.

Party, bitches, party, beer, bitches, more party, more bitches.
drink responsibly
 
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That is not quite true. Let me explain you a bit further. You can target the demography you want, THEN it come marketing. Bad marketing doesn't depends on your niche. Bad marketing is bad marketing by itself.

In counterpart, good marketing can sell anything. That's why people drink cola, smoke tobacco and specially drink beer.

Party, bitches, party, beer, bitches, more party, more bitches.
drink responsibly
That's the problem. They tried to market to kids. Marketing class 101. If you want to have a high audience market to the older demographic. Because by nature if somebody who is older seems to like it, then the younger audience will buy it as well
 

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I would have thought when Miiverse was discontinued that they'd have dropped a FW update to remove the Miiverse icon and possibly change what you see when you're in the Wii U menu instead of the plaza with all the miis gathering. But to my surprise there has been no such fw update. And if they didn't update for that, then I have no idea what it will take for the Wii U to get a new fw update at this point.

That's real work, requiring real testing (admittedly proven multiple times not to be a strength of a Traditional Japanese Company™) that would not significantly enhance the WiiU's reputation or reduce its support costs, as opposed to relatively effortlessly adding some error descriptions for those who didn't follow gaming news and would rather contact Nintendo than search for the error number
 

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It is likely that 5.5.2 is the last update for the Wii U. The only real reason 5.5.2 was released was to display the proper error messages about the MiiVerse closing shop; otherwise, 5.5.1 would have been the last update.
I'm on 5.5.1 and the error messages about Miiverse closing display for me so 5.5.2 didn't do that
 

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That's real work, requiring real testing (admittedly proven multiple times not to be a strength of a Traditional Japanese Company™) that would not significantly enhance the WiiU's reputation or reduce its support costs, as opposed to relatively effortlessly adding some error descriptions for those who didn't follow gaming news and would rather contact Nintendo than search for the error number

That's pretty much my point. If they aren't going to take what little time and effort they need to patch away the Miiverse, then I don't see why they would take any time and effort for anything else for the Wii U at this point, no matter how small.
 

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