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Topic: Confused, is Miiverse Nintendo's online system or is Nintendo Network?

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Treverend

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This is the official NSMBU boxart and it has the Nintendo Network logo on it.

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So weird because I only ever hear Nintendo mention Miiverse. Is Miiverse only a social thing and not the network itself like Xbox Live or PlayStation Network? Can someone clear this up for me?

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Nintendo Network is what Nintendo Wi-Fi used to be.

Miiverse is their attempt at a social media thing.

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skywake

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I think it would be more accurate to say that MiiVerse is part of Nintendo Network. Nintendo Network, from what I can tell, simply means it has some online features. I have New SMB 2, Kid Icarus and Mario Tennis and they all have the Nintendo Network logo even though there is no single online service that all of them have in common other than having some sort of online service. I'd say MiiVerse will be one of those services.

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Treverend

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@Aviator, can you explain? Cause I didn't really remember the DS's online thing being branded either until Mario Kart 7 and I'm not even sure why they did that, just confused I guess.

@skywake, oh so Nintendo Network isn't really anything like Xbox Live or PSN? It's a fancy way of saying the game has online capabilities? Would make sense cause that's how the 3DS games with Nintendo Network on their boxes are like.

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Treverend wrote:

Confused, is Miiverse Nintendo's online system or is Nintendo Network?

Exactly. This just goes to show how laughably unclear Nintendo's been about their Wii U online strategy thus far.

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Vincent294

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Nintendo Network is the new name for the NWFC with the new eShop, and soon Miiverse. It's Nintendo's online network; Miiverse is the social network, and the eShop is the download platform for it. I like how it's actually getting done right this time: universal shorter friend codes, no file size limits, retail game digital downloads, and easier game invites. Finally they've made something comparable to Xbox Live. Additionally, while the messaging system kinda sucks right now, the eShop is if anything, better than the XBL Marketplace from my experiences.

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19Robb92

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Miiverse is a social gaming network.

Nintendo Network is the general name for Nintendo's online services. If you see the Nintendo Network logo on something, you can assume it'll have online related content. Could be Miiverse features, DLC, online multiplayer etc. Anything online related.

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Dark_Oddy_Rises wrote:

Treverend wrote:

Confused, is Miiverse Nintendo's online system or is Nintendo Network?

Exactly. This just goes to show how laughably unclear Nintendo's been about their Wii U online strategy thus far.

I thought the same thing. I visit this website everyday and I still don't know much beyond the bare basics of Miiverse.

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Norfair

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Nevermind, I have no idea and 19Robb92 already explained it good.

Watch this, might help you understand..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfqtq_Yk0Y

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Dark_Oddy_Rises wrote:

Treverend wrote:

Confused, is Miiverse Nintendo's online system or is Nintendo Network?

Exactly. This just goes to show how laughably unclear Nintendo's been about their Wii U online strategy thus far.

They really do have some SERIOUS issues answering basic Wii U questions, not even about the online stuff. It takes them 4 days to answer a question with, "We don't have any information to share at this time."

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CoffeewithGames wrote:

They really do have some SERIOUS issues answering basic Wii U questions, not even about the online stuff. It takes them 4 days to answer a question with, "We don't have any information to share at this time."

Maybe they're busy running a company or something.

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Jamouse wrote:

CoffeewithGames wrote:

They really do have some SERIOUS issues answering basic Wii U questions, not even about the online stuff. It takes them 4 days to answer a question with, "We don't have any information to share at this time."

Maybe they're busy running a company or something.

Considering what sustains them is consumers, it'd make sense to try to convey general information about their system to them.

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skywake

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I think its safe to say that what the various names of their services do and don't include is fairly low on the average early adopters list of reasons on whether to get a Wii U or not. Be honest, the people who think this stuff matters enough to try and contact Nintendo about it had already made up their mind that the Wii U was worth getting before E3 2011 purely for the implied HD Zelda.

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Treverend wrote:

@skywake, oh so Nintendo Network isn't really anything like Xbox Live or PSN? It's a fancy way of saying the game has online capabilities? Would make sense cause that's how the 3DS games with Nintendo Network on their boxes are like.

No, skywake is just wrong. Nintendo Network is Nintendo's Xbox Live/PSN. Saying otherwise is like saying Xbox Live is just a fancy way of saying "online capabilities". The reason current 3DS games don't utilize these features is simply because Nintendo isn't finished with Nintendo Network yet; it will utilize the features once Wii U is released and the Network is finished.

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Hyperstar96 wrote:

The reason current 3DS games don't utilize these features is simply because Nintendo isn't finished with Nintendo Network yet; it will utilize the features once Wii U is released and the Network is finished.

The 3DS already has Nintendo Network. What it's getting later on is supposed to be a Miiverse update that allows the features of Miiverse on 3DS. Nintendo Network is nothing more than what it says, Nintendo and networking. Miiverse is what contains all the features that are supposed to compete with XBL & PSN.

But then again, Miiverse is part of Nintendo Network as a whole.. So I guess both answers are correct.

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skywake

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@Hyperstar96
Nintendo Network is a rebranding of Nintendo WFC in the same way that SpotPass is a rebranding of WiiConnect24. 19Robb92 is right, MiiVerse is a large part of the "extra glue" that will make Nintendo Network more like XBL/PSN but MiiVerse isn't here yet nor are the other features. Ontop of that there is no reason to believe that games compatible with the "Nintendo Network" will have to support MiiVerse in any any way.

So Nintendo Network is their XBL/PSN alternative...... but that doesn't mean that the Nintendo Network logo will ever guarantee anything more than what the Nintendo WFC logo did.

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I just cancelled my Wii U preorder because I don't know exactly what Miiverse is.

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Nintendo Network is their standard online service, with accounts, their digital platform etc. It's meant to be the improved PSN/XBLA for the Wii U, and it also has the Nintendo Network Premium subscription option as a sort of PS+ of their own, with bonuses, exclusive content, discounts on purchases etc. Other than that we're yet to hear practically anything substantial on NN right now; we're still in the dark. The Nintendo Network, which isn't to be fully launched until the Wii U is launched, will also find its way to the 3DS in future, so I'm pretty sure NN is going to prove much more than a mere "re-branding".

Miiverse is something totally different, and pretty much new to gaming, I suppose. It's a sort of incorporation of a large, diverse social networking facility for gamers on the Wii U. Public message boards, video chat, private messaging, in-game chatting, sharing screenshots etc. I'd advise you to just search up a couple of Nintendo Miiverse videos on YouTube to get the better picture, it looks intriguing. Miiverse is also to find its way to the 3DS, smartphones/tablets and PC in future.

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19Robb92

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GameLord08 wrote:

and it also has the Nintendo Network Premium subscription option as a sort of PS+ of their own, with bonuses, exclusive content, discounts on purchases etc.

Nah, all you get is some points for each digital purchase that you can then use to buy something else once you've got enough points. Almost like with with Club Nintendo's Star System. That's it :P

And you won't be able to purchase the service, it's exclusive to the Black WiiU (WiiU premium) systems, lasts for about a year (to 2014) and then it's gonna disappear.

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skywake

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I think people are confused by what I meant by nothing much more than a rebranding. I'm not saying that there won't be extra features included or greater support I'm just saying that the existence of "Nintendo Network" on the box doesn't, as far as we know, guarantee anything more than what Nintendo WFC did. The minimum feature set of a game with Nintendo WFC was probably just a simple global leaderboard. Would a game with just that not get the Nintendo Network logo? I think not.

They could have continued to call it Nintendo WFC and then just expanded the features under that banner. Adding MiiVerse and a unified friend system and so on. The change in name was probably more an attempt to create a new image rather than signalling a massive change in direction.

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