Nintendo “Not Satisfied” With its Online Efforts

Weird right?  Considering Nintendo’s Online is absolutely outstanding… I can’t even do it.  It’s freaking terrible.   It’s bad enough that it may as well not exist.

Nintendo, Iwata says, is always considering what it can do with “limited resources” to maximize the appeal and entertainment value of its games.

“I think that his decision on whether or not to include online functionality with New Super Mario Bros. Wii was based on the idea that the true value of that product was going to be determined not by online functionality, but on how compelling and unique the experience would be for two, three or four people to be able to play that game together in the same room,” says Iwata. “Of course, I have heard commentary that people feel that Nintendo’s online functionality is behind the others or is lacking in some ways.”

“And I can say that we are not currently satisfied with the online efforts that we have made so far, and we are working at ways to improve those. On the other hand, I do not think that online functionality is something that we should be devoting resources to for every single product.”

That all makes sense I suppose, but why can’t we have both?  Why can’t the game by reviewed on it’s single player as well it’s online?  We live in an age where playing online with a buddy is much more convenient (and most of the times preferred).  Nintendo needs to figure this sh** out before they completely shoot themselves in the foot.

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