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I wish we could download demos.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by cgwalls, May 31, 2009.

  1. cgwalls

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    Why aren't demos available at the wii shop. Ps3 and 360 both offer downloadable demos. Why can't the wii? Hopefully nintendo will reveal something at e3.
     
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    because we(wii) beter than xbox and ps3
     
  3. DBloke

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    Because Nintendont like demos.
    Its a shame as the Wii is the only console that dosnt do this
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    It's mainly a storage issue. Even with the improved SD card storage, the data still must be transferred to the Wii's internal 512MB storage to run. This is still pretty small for full game demos.

    They've tried to come part way with the Nintendo Channel - showing videos of new games.

    Interestingly enough, Nintendo is the only company so far that actually has offered a small demo to download though. You can get a demo of the WiiWare Dr. Mario game, but even that is overly complicated since you have to have someone who owns the game send you the demo.

    Also DS game demos can be downloaded from the Nintendo Channel.

    So I wouldn't say that Nintendo hates demos, it's just that the Wii isn't very suited to be able to handle that sort of thing easily.
     
  5. DBloke

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    Yeah but when was he last time there was a really good DS game
    (Discounting certain ones)
    Demo discs
    They have been on the front of loads of magazines in the past
     

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