If Nintendo-style welcoming is everyone-else's style discouraging, then yeah.Originally Posted by wiizorer
Sure, Mario Kart and Brawl (maybe), but when you tell people that they should go buy another system and leave you alone if you want aggressive online play, you're really saying something.Forbes.com: Why is it taking so long for Nintendo to make its online game-play system as strong as Sony's or Microsoft's? People want to play Wii Sports with friends and strangers across the world.
George Harrison: People's ideas of playing online hinges on existing gamers. It means playing Halo in a massively multi-player way. The online experience doesn't have to be as narrow as that. If what you want is an aggressive game you can play online with your friends, maybe the Wii isn't the best fit for that. In our attitude there are a lot more people in our new expanded audience than there are traditional gamers. We think there's a social aspect in real life, in your living room for Wii sports. That said, we do have online games coming.
Nintendo seems to feel a lot of ambivalence for the feature, evidenced by delaying 3rd party adoption, not encouraging 2nd party adoption, and in the execution with "we're going to protect you--even if you're a 30 year old construction worker" Friend Codes, persisting lack of Bluetooth headset support, and in their Sr Veep of Marketing trying to increase the sales of other consoles. But online games are coming, it appears, in spite of what the company wants, not because of it.