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Topic: Japanese WiiWare desert...what's happening?

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Sean_Aaron

Sean_Aaron

1. Posted:

I'd have thought at least one, if not both of the remaining Bit.Trip games would have been released, but there's not been a single title since January - to be honest I think other than the odd bit of Taiko no Tatsujin and a spate of VC gaming I haven't switched the thing on in all that time, but I still keep looking.

Anyone have a clue as to what's happening? Has Nintendo just pulled the plug over there? DSiWare is still getting 1-2 titles a week and there's VC content, but it feels like the WiiWare boat has well and truly sailed...

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CanisWolfred

CanisWolfred

2. Posted:

Last I checked, the Japanese weren't into indie development. They probably don't have many games being developed for Wiiware over there.

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bboy2970

bboy2970

3. Posted:

Oh well! Sucks to be them! (for once!)

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HolyMackerel

HolyMackerel

4. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Last I checked, the Japanese weren't into indie development.

They are, very much so. I could shoot off a list of links to Japanese indie games but I'm not in the mood for searching my bookmarks right now. (EDIT: Not that Nintendo is looking to distribute smaller indie titles anyway...) Needless to say, almost all of them are playable only on the PC.

Mickeymac wrote:

They probably don't have many games being developed for Wiiware over there.

Yeah, this. I don't think WiiWare has been a big hit for customers or developers even in Japan. The service seems to be a lost cause at this point. Hopefully Nintendo really focuses on its digital distribution service with the 3DS eShop and gets it right this time.

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Adam

Adam

5. Posted:

Mmm, Japanese WiiWare dessert.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

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CanisWolfred

CanisWolfred

6. Posted:

HolyMackerel wrote:

Mickeymac wrote:

Last I checked, the Japanese weren't into indie development.

They are, very much so. I could shoot off a list of links to Japanese indie games but I'm not in the mood for searching my bookmarks right now. (EDIT: Not that Nintendo is looking to distribute smaller indie titles anyway...) Needless to say, almost all of them are playable only on the PC.

Mickeymac wrote:

They probably don't have many games being developed for Wiiware over there.

Yeah, this. I don't think WiiWare has been a big hit for customers or developers even in Japan. The service seems to be a lost cause at this point. Hopefully Nintendo really focuses on its digital distribution service with the 3DS eShop and gets it right this time.

Well, I'm one for one at least, heheh. And I too hope Ninty does better with the 3DS shop.

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