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Knux

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Remember when Nintendo said that they will not release too many 1st party games on the WiiWare service, so that it will allow 3rd parties to put their games on the service without Nintendo made games overshadowing them?
How come that is the complete opposite for the DSiWare service? Not only has Nintendo released a BUNCH of DSiWare games on the service [including Mario VS Donkey Kong:Minis March Again!, a major title], but Nintendo will not allow 3rd party developers to use wi-fi and SD Card support. So the question is:why does Nintendo have two completely different stances on the company's two different download services?
If you guys think I'm wrong,correct me. :P

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ATRUEZELDAFAN

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I do not know, howerver i wish Nintendo would show the WiiWare some more love. ( Zelda Wiiware, FTW!)

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SonicMaster

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I completely agree. It seems they just said that because it was their first download service, the developers were new, and they were being friendly. HOWEVER, they had a feeling that the developers would come up with more great games, so they made a bunch of their own to overshadow them.

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TourianTourist

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First of all, for Nintendo theirselves both the WiiWare and DSiWare services are meant for marketing tests. It's perfect, because it's cheap. Market testing with $50 titles is risky, so they use these platforms to test new game concepts without any potential loss. That's why you see a lot of weird games or applications from Nintendo on both services, instead of oldskool Mario and Zelda games.

Also, WiiWare was meant to be an easy way for young developers to access the video game market without going through any retail processes, which some young development studios couldn't effort. You could say, that Nintendo doesn't create any oldskool Mario or Zelda games for WiiWare, because they don't want to give the new developers any hard competition. But actually, they're already competing against oldskool Mario and Zelda games, those on the Virtual Console. They're competing against games like SMB3 or A Link to the Past, because you can download those for the same price. Which is why WiiWare games have to be innovative.

However, why Nintendo doesn't allow 3rd party delevopers to use Wi-Fi or SD card support on the DSi, doesn't really make sense to me. I've actually heard this the first time, does anyone have more information about this? Probably there's a perfectly good explanation for this one, too. It's definitely not because Nintendo wants to hinder 3rd party developers on DSiWare.

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Dazza

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It's a bit crap that quality stuff like Mighty Flip Champs! is lost in a sea of clocks and calculators it has to be said! :-p

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SonicMaster

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Dazza wrote:

It's a bit crap that quality stuff like Mighty Flip Champs! is lost in a sea of clocks and calculators it has to be said! :-p

hear, hear!

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Cryptonic

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well i wouldnt mind so much if they had some good nintendo dsiware. like zelda dsiware!!!! YEAH
but this is a problem

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Knux

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@TourianTourist-Brandonbwii said that Nnooo said this on Nintendo Life.
@Dazza-I agree, it is a shame that Mighty Flip Champs is being ignored. It truly is an awesome game.

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Odnetnin

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Third-parties (with the exception of Gameloft) don't care about DSiWare yet. The service simply isn't taking off, but Nintendo still has to give us something every week.

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Slapshot

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@Dazza....Very Well stated. Not to mention the fact that the DSiWare is become Puzzle Land. Seems like everything is a Puzzle game when It should be packed with great 2d titles that made Nintendo great in the first place.

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Hardy83

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People pretty much said it all.

DsiWare is failing, there isn't a large enough support for it for Nintendo to back off like they did with WiiWare, so they have to support it somehow (and what I think they're doing is a horrible idea because it implies the potential of buying full games online or even just FREE demos)

And it seems there are too many restrictions on it. (Can't access the SD card, Wifi is limited if allowed at all, etc etc)

It's really stupid and if it's a test, well then I guess online support for their future handhelds will be really limited.

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Slapshot

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If DSiWare ends up being a BIG Failure there will be little reason for me to continue to support Nintendo products anymore. DSiWare is a Gold Mine from a developrs stand point. The World is in a economic recession, and its a way for developers to make great games on a very small budget and make very decent profits. It takes the developers back to what most call the glory days of developing games where there are few people and wild ideas can be brought to the plate with very little risk of huge profits lost. I dont think it will fail but if Nintendo does screw this one I will prob end up a Sony only man for once in my life.

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Odnetnin

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Screw DSiWare!! And Nintendo, for that matter!! Hear, hear!!

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