Possible Cause for Poorly Quality America's EShop

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Jul 12, 2011
  1. canaman
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    Reading "Iwata Asks: Nintendo eShop", I think the America's eShop has not going so fast because problems with tax:

    Iwata:
    But tax rates differ even within a single country.
    Nakaya:
    Yes. The server team in America is working on that. Add to that our financial, accounting and legal people in the various countries, and there are so many people from so many countries involved in this project that it takes forever to decide anything.

    What we're having the most trouble with right now is tax rates in America. In America, tax rates are determined by state, city and county. There are about 60,000 postal codes, and usually, once you know the postal code, you know the tax rate, but the tax rate in some areas isn't determined solely by the postal code.
    Iwata:
    The postal code isn't enough?
    Nakaya:
    Nope. It gets a bit complicated, but…should I go into it? (laughs) In America, some areas with the same postal code straddle state lines. For some reason, the postal zone wasn't determined together with the state boundary.

    Since the postal code doesn't determine the tax rate in that area, once you punch in that number, you have to choose which area you live in. We've been wrestling with these details in each country for quite some time.


    http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/i..._43817.html#top

    ps. I Don't know how this was written, so I don't know if the problem is fully solved.
     


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    So its the goddamn tax's fault?
    I knew it.
     
  3. Schizoanalysis

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    According to Nintendo eShop, I live in Anchorage, Alaska (no tax).
     
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    This doesn't explain the UK e-shop...

    Though I suppose as it is Europe, a similar problem applies and we use different currencies........
     
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    I just think the prices for the EShop are ridiculous.. really at £7.50 a pop for most (poorly made and short) DSi Ware tat. I can't understand paying that much for a rubbish, short SOFTWARE game, we're not even paying for the plastic and the components to make it.

    It's like when the Kindle first came out and the digital books were more expensive than the real copy, wtf was that all about?!

    I don't think I'll ever be buying anything from the Eshop, they could at least lower them to £5..i guess it's to do with our ridiculous tax in the UK at the moment too...or they just think 3rd party games are worth it! :wtf:
     
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    The tax is a pain in the ass, but what they need to change is how you buy the games.

    When they said there were no more points and you would use real currency, it sounded like the PSN. If a game is $3.99, you put in your CC number, and it charges you $3.99. With this, you have to buy the dumb set prices like $10, or $20. Then you get screwed over with extra money on the 3DS that can only be used there.

    It's just a trap for them to get more of our money, but that is the only reason why I have not bought anything on the eShop.

    Sorry, kind of off-topic but it really grinds my gears.

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    Also, since we are buying a virtual game, I would think they would be allowed to get away without charging tax. Or they could atleast include it in the price. I don't really know how those things work though. I'm not an economist.
     
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    Interesting...
    iTunes, Android store, Steam and other e-shops somehow are able to deal with different tax rates in different states ?
     
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    the prices are too high
    without taxes
     
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    This is why I would never purchase anything from there. Making you purchase set increments that don't even line up with how things are priced on the store is criminal.
     
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    And the UK E-Shop cards (if they are ever released) will come in £15 and £25 values, which is frankly ridiculous. Can't they have a system that works?
     
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    What if every 3ds user just suddenly switched to Delaware...I'm sure Nintendo wouldn't mind


    Yea but they know what their doing, even a Nintendo fanboy has to admit that Nintendo kinda sucks at anything to do with e-shop
     
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    Apple HQ is in America
    Nintondo of America and Europe both limp along with what Nintendo Japan says and does, trying to do things to the same business model
     
  13. emigre

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    Basically the problem is Nintendo inability to provide a reasonable e-shop. To blame it on taxation is laughable, they're a huge company and taxation shouldn't be an issue.
     
  14. Izzy011

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    So if I change my address to Delaware, I won't get charged with sales tax?
     
  15. chartube12

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    Because Nintendo is lying to us. This a mare excuse so they can continue to give their home country more content than they do the rest of the world.
     
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    Could you show me where you found that (regarding Nintendo's support for Hitler)? I never knew and am really interested in reading about it.
     
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    That's obviously BS.
     
  18. chartube12

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    The hitler part totally was. Nintendo was accused by jews of supporting Nazis during ww2 because nintendo used to have the Germen symbol of peace in their products. There is a hidden room with this symbol even in the NA copy of SMW.
     
  19. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    Well, excuse me for not being omniscient in matters of Japanese history.
     
  20. purplesludge

    Member purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    My theory for a poor quality eshop is a poor quality salesmen.
     

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