Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo announced the new Nintendo Network this week at an investor assembly. With the new network, the company is stepping into major online gaming efforts for the first time in a way that offers reliable and consistent gaming experience through different platforms, all that at the same time by delivering features and other content which the gamers have always been rooting for to grow.
When it comes to online presence, Nintendo hasn’t been that successful. With the launch of DSi and Wii, the company hoped for bigger and better things but things haven’t turned out as well as Nintendo would have wanted. Nintendo is not the only one to start offering Nintendo Network as the Xbox live and PlayStation have their networks. These networks took a lot of time to shape up and become what they are today. Nintendo cannot just count on its network right away to bring fortunes to the company because things will take time.
The company’s intention behind the Nintendo Network is to make it live through two platforms which includes the Wii U and 3DS. The service will allow users to get access to communities for the Mario Kart 7 and add on content sales.
Along with this, it will also allow users digital distribution and it will also introduce personal accounts for the Wii U. All of the new introductions seem fairly good and solid but it isn’t something you can bet on with your hands down.
While Nintendo is making efforts with the Nintendo Network, will consumers appreciate it to the degree Nintendo wants it to or will it actually grow on them like other networks have grown are things that should be put in question.
Will the Nintendo Network work or not is not something one can comment right away or assume an answer for. One thing however should be kept in mind which is that nobody should comment on the success or failure of the network early because it will take a lot of time to shape up and grow eventually, if it does, on consumers.