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WarioPower

Hopefully Nintendo ups the download speeds in their system updates..

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Megumi

Big games like these in general take forever to download, its not just Nintendo's. I remember when I downloaded The Sims 3 on PC...took the ENTIRE day.
Main reason I'm sticking with physical discs for the Wii U.

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Gamesake

Bankai wrote:

mozie wrote:

And there is a perfect example of why physical media isint going anywhere for some time.

Because Nintendo can't do digital right?

Pretty much. When you have to pay the full retail price for a digital game and wait 20 hours for it to download, there really is no reason to go digital.

Edited on by Gamesake

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Chrono_Cross

Gamesake wrote:

Pretty much. When you have to pay the full retail price for a digital game and wait 20 hours for it to download, there really is no reason to go digital.

Sony and Microsoft are doing digital distribution just fine. Nintendo isn't to going ruin any of these convenient features all by themselves.

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Gamesake

@Chrono_Cross You're right. Nintendo won't ruin digital distribution, but their actions will serve to keep retail games alive.

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SCAR

mozie wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Alright, lets just give up because it's too difficult.
I can get just as fast of download speeds from my Wii U as PS3. Go fix your internet if it's that important to you.

I'am sorry to add fuel to the fire but this is not actually possible, the speed is throttled on nintendo's end, (sony is too btw just not so much) check here http://speedof.me/ and see. For arguments sake heres mine:

PC 44.62mbps
PS3 23.4 mbps
Wii U 8.88 mbps

At least you have data to back up the claims. I only have 7mb/s service from Century Link, so my consoles all top out at around 6.5mb/s, regardless.
We'll see if Nintendo improves their system, but even if they do it won't matter to me. I'm not trying to argue for or against any company. That's a fact.

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Chrono_Cross

Gamesake wrote:

@Chrono_Cross You're right. Nintendo won't ruin digital distribution, but their actions will serve to keep retail games alive.

On Nintendo consoles. And when the demand hits it, Nintendo will be left in the dust.

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Morpheel

Bankai wrote:

I have absolutely no idea how physical iPad games are meant to work, lol.

You buy a book with QR codes that you must scan everytime you want to play your game!

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Oh! eShop Gurus.

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SCAR

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

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brooks83

SCAR392 wrote:

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

I don't believe dial-up is free.

brooks83

Tasuki

brooks83 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

I don't believe dial-up is free.

Is dial-up even around anymore?????

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SCAR

brooks83 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

I don't believe dial-up is free.

Looks like I'll be on Google for a while. I'll go see what the cheapest way to do stuff is. I already know digging a well will get me water, so don't need to worry about googling that... I'll just tie some cans together for phone service. Haha.

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SCAR

Tasuki wrote:

brooks83 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

I don't believe dial-up is free.

Is dial-up even around anymore?????

Ya it is. I'm pretty sure modems and routers just 'ampilfy' the connection to work faster. These are total guesses, which is why I said I'll be googling for a while.

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Sean_Aaron

Burning_Spear wrote:

Sean_Aaron wrote:

... a big part of why I'm concerned about the screen life on the Gamepad and wish it had a sleep setting

Hey, Sean, it does. Press the Home button, go to Controller Settings, then press Display Off. It will stay off until you press a button.

I had a feeling if I said that someone would let me know! I would have thought that they'd have it sleep automatically if you had it downloading. Cheers, I'll remember this next time and for playing videos and anything else where I don't need the Gamepad screen.

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Sean_Aaron

brooks83 wrote:

I don't believe dial-up is free.

You'd have to pay for the phone call, but that all depends upon your calling plan. Of course I'm talking old-fashioned BBS-style connections where you're phoning up someone's computer attached to a serial modem on the other end. I'd be surprised if there were people running DHCP servers attached to modems handing out Internet addresses to all comers gratis!

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Chrono_Cross

brooks83 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

I don't believe dial-up is free.

For him it is. His parents pay for it, lol.

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SCAR

Dial up was used by 6% of users in 2010, because of economy, or mainly amish areas according to wikipedia. Just for laughs, there's electrical outlets that are on the side the road sometimes, also fire hydrants where they plan to build houses. I'm guessing those are free. Maybe a dial up acess point with solar panels to amplify it are the future? Haha.

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SCAR

Chrono_Cross wrote:

brooks83 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Let's just all use dial-up from now on since it's free and everyone usually has imediate access to it. Instead of boycotting EA or Ubisoft, lets boycot the internet, electricity, gas, water, and cable companies. Haha.

I don't believe dial-up is free.

For him it is. His parents pay for it, lol.

Ya. Muwhy pwarents wuv me swow mwuch! Bill Gates is probably rocking his first PC, using dial-up, and walking to save an extra $80 a month. Haha.

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RedYoshi999

It's not the download speeds that are my problem, it's the 25GB a month quota restriction I have. Eventually a 25GB game will be released and I will have pathetically slow internet for the rest of the month.

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Airola

It took about 20 minutes for me to download Tank Tank Tank, which is about 1,5 gigs.
The huge system update took me about an hour (that was somewhere between 3 and 5 gigs).
Based on that, I'd assume it would take me about 3 hours to download Fist of the North Star.

Perhaps the downloads work better in Europe.

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