Nintendo is pledging fans and gamers a system with great online capabilities, but do they have what it takes to deliver? Alex Plant over at Zelda Informer has a look at what Nintendo needs to do to succeed with their new system.

Hit the jump to read what he says.

We have an look at what Nintendo’s new system needs to offer gamers in online experience. Plant’s article has a deep look at the requirements Nintendo’s Wii U needs to meet if it is to be marketable to all gamers. He makes these points:

  • Free  online network to attract gamers
  • Immediate online network launch to make great sales at launch and make sure it’s reliable
  • Remove friend codes, they are too difficult and time consuming
  • First party online games, perhaps a Pokemon MMO

These points are great ideas and some have been proven effective by other companies. The full article can be found here.

Source: Zelda Informer


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  • Sanity's_Theif

    Sounda good to mee

  • Sanity's_Theif


  • Thomas G.

    Nintendo release their best console in the '90's anyway.

  • Keimori

    I got to agree, Nintendo needs to simplify their system to make their online play smooth and easy to access.
    But I don't think we need more FPS in the Wii u, frankly its one genre I mostly avoid, I just dislike them for the most part, I know I'm the odd man out on this, as they are very mainstream, but I just don't like them all that much.

  • Keimori

    Then his point about a Pokémon MMO, I think he's little off, he said "hardcore gamers wouldn’t go for it" but I beg to differ, I think a Pokémon MMO would sell like hotcakes and appeal to both core and casual gamers alike, think how fun it'd be if they make a big stylized open world MMO that actually played out like a normal Pokémon game, I think it'd be brilliant, in fact, I'd argue all they'd have to do, is let players choose the region they start in, give them a customizable home in that regions starter town, give them a character customizer. (one that is open enough that players can look like they want, but limited enough that we won't get anything too…stupid.)
    Than wham! Out into the Pokémon world the traditional way.

  • Keimori

    and I mean it too, I don't think you'd have to do anything else to the traditional Pokémon game play to have an exciting MMO, same battle system, gyms, Pokémon league, catching, training, wild encounters, I’d say it’s perfectly suited, then the trainer battles could be other players, of which you could engage in a traditional Pokémon battle any dang time you want.

    I’d be among the first in line to buy such.

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  • spoonyone

    the next xbox and ps are going to suck since they wont use used games i think, and that they'll just be jewing 5x more money

    Unless WIIU doesnt suck, console gaming is gone.

    So come 2012-3-4 just fucking make your own custom PC and get an emulator.

    • RedBearLuX

      Your an idiot. You say that PS and next Xbox are gonna suck because they're not going to use used games then you say get a PC which doesn't use used games… you make logic angry.

      • spoonyone

        You are a douchebag for supporting the destruction of gaming and automatically forfeit victory of the argument. Maybe next time, kiddo.

  • Thomas G.

    All joking aside let's hope The Wii U is a big hit because they need it. Nintendo stock closed at $13.75 a share. Two years ago their stock was valued at $40 a share. No Nintendo No Zelda.