Has Sony's issues possibly killed any Nintendo network service?

#1 Posted by endaround (2146 posts) -

Nintendo, not the most welcoming company when it comes to the internet to begin with, is likely having a discussion right now about how to do multi-player on their new console after Sony showed that even at this late of a date they are not ready for prime time.  Does this kill any sort of on-line service?  Friends codes forever?  Sure this all speculation but having such a blow up by Sony is going to give ammunition to those inside Nintendo who distrust on-line.

#2 Posted by onimonkii (2443 posts) -

no

#3 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -

More friend codes please!

#4 Posted by Thoseposers (785 posts) -

wow now people are really blowing this out of proportion

#5 Posted by Malphye (413 posts) -

I believe every company thinks they are smarter then their competition. So no.

#6 Posted by endaround (2146 posts) -
@Delphye: Thing is I think people in Nintendo think its smarter not to offer such a service.
#7 Edited by wickedsc3 (1046 posts) -

I don't think so.  It could, but really there is no other way to get into the game with the big two without losing the friend code stuff and getting online transactions. 

#8 Edited by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

Why the hell would it? If anything, they've probably noticed that a big part of the reason they're not capturing the 'hardcore' demographic is because of their poor online and plan on improving it. Fingers crossed.

#9 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Well Nintendo wasn't likely to have such a service anyway, but even if they did I don't think Sony's recent outage has had any effect. Other networks like Steam and XBL have been running fine for years. 

#10 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

I think the clear answer is not just friend codes, but a new enemy code system, where by you would only be allowed to play against someone once you both enter each other's enemy codes.

#11 Posted by Malphye (413 posts) -
@endaround: @SuperfluousMoniker said:
" Why the hell would it? If anything, they've probably noticed that a big part of the reason they're not capturing the 'hardcore' demographic is because of their poor online and plan on improving it. Fingers crossed. "
I believe this also.
#12 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@Geno said:
" Well Nintendo wasn't likely to have such a service anyway, but even if they did I don't think Sony's recent outage has had any effect. "
This also sums up my opinion. Maybe we will have a better idea what their plans are once the 3DS eShop launches.
#13 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

Hackers are gonna steal my friend codes!

#14 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

Yes, let's just completely abandon the internet as a whole, just because Sony failed to protect their users.

#15 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

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No.    

#16 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

If anything, it'll push them to have decent security measures in place.

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