#1 Posted by Dixavd (1305 posts) -

Ryan was right, the eShop is going to be up for release day since the System Update is now available to download. Which should also mean the online functions for games are ready too (and now they can properly check it out and hopefully Giantbomb's reviews will go up in the next few days while they test the online side out).

#2 Posted by Hailinel (23943 posts) -

Was there really any doubt?

#3 Posted by RazielCuts (2939 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Aetheldod (3514 posts) -

Well good for Nintendo and more importantly all the people who are buying it

#5 Posted by Hailinel (23943 posts) -
#6 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
#7 Posted by Hailinel (23943 posts) -
#8 Posted by Fistfulofmetal (678 posts) -

If you feel so inclined, you can watch a dude download the update live on the internet right now:

http://www.own3d.tv/messaffect/live/400562

#9 Posted by RazielCuts (2939 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@Hailinel said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel said:

Was there really any doubt?

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/12/3ds-eshop-update-delayed-to-june-7-in-japan/ Yes, yes there was..

3DS firmware and Wii U firmware aren't the same thing. The experiences of one do not correlate to another.

Who the fucked doubted it because of an article from 2011? o.O

I was using it to illustrate a point that the 3DS didn't launch with the eShop so why would it be a certainty that the Wii U would? We use past events to guesstimate the future, that is how life works. We all know Nintendo's grasp of anything concerning online endeavours hasn't been the greatest so in answer to 's original question, yes for these reasons there was doubt that Nintendo were going to launch with the WiiU eShop.

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#10 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@RazielCuts said:

@ZeForgotten said:

@Hailinel said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel said:

Was there really any doubt?

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/12/3ds-eshop-update-delayed-to-june-7-in-japan/ Yes, yes there was..

3DS firmware and Wii U firmware aren't the same thing. The experiences of one do not correlate to another.

Who the fucked doubted it because of an article from 2011? o.O

I was using it to illustrate a point that the 3DS didn't launch with the eShop so why would it be a certainty that the Wii U would? We use past events to guesstimate the future, that is how life works. We all know Nintendo's grasp of anything concerning online endeavours hasn't been the greatest so in answer to @Hailinel 's original question, yes for these reasons there was doubt that Nintendo were going to launch with the WiiU eShop.

I'm more of a "they learned from past mistakes" kind of guy. So no, "we" don't use anything
#11 Posted by RazielCuts (2939 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@RazielCuts said:

@ZeForgotten said:

@Hailinel said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel said:

Was there really any doubt?

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/12/3ds-eshop-update-delayed-to-june-7-in-japan/ Yes, yes there was..

3DS firmware and Wii U firmware aren't the same thing. The experiences of one do not correlate to another.

Who the fucked doubted it because of an article from 2011? o.O

I was using it to illustrate a point that the 3DS didn't launch with the eShop so why would it be a certainty that the Wii U would? We use past events to guesstimate the future, that is how life works. We all know Nintendo's grasp of anything concerning online endeavours hasn't been the greatest so in answer to @Hailinel 's original question, yes for these reasons there was doubt that Nintendo were going to launch with the WiiU eShop.

I'm more of a "they learned from past mistakes" kind of guy. So no, "we" don't use anything

And you know what they say about assumption..

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#12 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3052 posts) -

Any word of any gamecube games available on the shop yet?

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#13 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@RazielCuts said:

@ZeForgotten said:

@RazielCuts said:

@ZeForgotten said:

@Hailinel said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel said:

Was there really any doubt?

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/12/3ds-eshop-update-delayed-to-june-7-in-japan/ Yes, yes there was..

3DS firmware and Wii U firmware aren't the same thing. The experiences of one do not correlate to another.

Who the fucked doubted it because of an article from 2011? o.O

I was using it to illustrate a point that the 3DS didn't launch with the eShop so why would it be a certainty that the Wii U would? We use past events to guesstimate the future, that is how life works. We all know Nintendo's grasp of anything concerning online endeavours hasn't been the greatest so in answer to @Hailinel 's original question, yes for these reasons there was doubt that Nintendo were going to launch with the WiiU eShop.

I'm more of a "they learned from past mistakes" kind of guy. So no, "we" don't use anything

And you know what they say about assumption..

If you spell like a retarded monkey, then yes. "IT MAIK ASS OUT U AND ME!" :P 
Also, I'm fine being an ass. At least I was correct :P
#14 Posted by haha_dead (14 posts) -

Downloading now... seems big, 10 mins in and only at 79%...

#15 Posted by RazielCuts (2939 posts) -

@ZeForgotten: Well I was going for 'assumption is the mother of all fuck ups' -

But we can go for your way too :P

On topic, what games are going to be available for download day 1? Is Trine 2 a retail release or a download?

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#16 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@RazielCuts: Damn, I like your version better :P
#17 Posted by OneManX (1681 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Was there really any doubt?

Some of the other features did get delayed, so it's not entirely crazy to think the Shop wouldn't be ready day 1.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (23943 posts) -

@OneManX said:

@Hailinel said:

Was there really any doubt?

Some of the other features did get delayed, so it's not entirely crazy to think the Shop wouldn't be ready day 1.

There were so many features that were supposed to be in the day one update that it wouldn't surprise me if part of the reason for the delay was to separate the features out a bit so that they wouldn't all be coming in one giant-ass patch.

#19 Edited by Dixavd (1305 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Any word of any gamecube games available on the shop yet?

Here's the list of Titles available on the eShop right now (which I got from here):

  • Assassin’s Creed 3 - $59.99
  • Darksiders 2 - $59.99
  • Epic Mickey 2 - $59.99
  • ESPN Sports Connection - $49.99
  • FIFA 13 - $59.99
  • Game Party Champions - $49.99
  • Just Dance 4 - $49.99
  • Madden NFL 13 - $59.99
  • New Super Mario Bros. U - $59.99
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge - $59.99
  • Nintendo Land - $59.99
  • Rabbids Lands - $49.99
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited - $59.99
  • Sing Party - $49.99
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed - $39.99
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper - $59.99
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 - $49.99
  • ZombiU - $59.99

The eShop includes a separate section for indie games. Current available titles include:

  • Chasing Aurora - $14.99
  • Little Inferno - $14.99
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition - $9.99
  • Nano Assault Neo - $9.99
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut - $19.99

And the TL;DR version: No Gamecube titles yet.

#20 Posted by MX (228 posts) -

Will the Wii U eshop actually contain Gamecube titles and did I just mis the announcement? Or are you just praying to Nintendo to make it happen?

#21 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3052 posts) -

@MX: I thought they mention the possibility of gamecube games. Remember reading somewhere they were cause of the lack of backwards compatibility of the WiiU with Gamecube games. It also makes sense now since they are releasing new release games on their shop. If it ain't true and I dreamt it all up, ah man can sure dream can't he...

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#22 Posted by MX (228 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft: Ok, having Gamecube games would have increased my interest in the Wii U.