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Wii U eShop - first look



Finally, a look at the Wii U eShop! We'll try to get together some details from this image via translations. Now when do we get to see this thing in action?!

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08 Nov 2012 21:57

I'll be satisfied so long as it's better than the updated Playstation Store. . .yikes did they really take a step back with that one! And the original PS store wasn't even that great to begin with.
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08 Nov 2012 22:08

here's what a simple google translate pulls up:

top screen e shop
Place to meet new software.

The "Nintendo e shop", you can enjoy the download version of the Wii U disk, including software, purchased through the Internet, such as additional content for download. There is also a free trial version that you can feel free to try.
In addition to that, you can see a comment that watching the video information and referral and popular rankings TVCM, the new software, originated in the "Miiverse" Everyone, look for software recommendations from a variety of themes ... cut. I met with the new software in a variety of ways.

Buy
You can enjoy and buy them on the spot.

I enjoy to purchase and download the game software in place that you like.
If the download version of the Wii U disk software, you can also buy or "download card" that is selling "downloads number (alphanumeric redemption code)" in the various dealer, you can download it from the "Nintendo e shop" you. Procedures is also easy to download.

For a downloadable version of Wii U disk software

And buy additional content, the voucher.
You can buy additional content for games and software you have, the use of the online ticket services. You can use remain soft during play was interrupted.

※ Wii points that are registered in the "Wii Shop Channel" is not available in the "Nintendo e shop".

See
Higher-quality video software to worry about.

The "Nintendo e shop", you can enjoy high-definition image quality and HD video play when you know the image of video and TVCM promotion of the latest game software, actually played the game. You can also be in the GamePad, watch the video of your choice easily at hand also.

Experience
Download a free trial.

We enjoy to download a free trial version of the game various software.
Please try before you buy, such as the software that was curious, if you play a variety of software, you might find one of your favorites.

I find the software.
At the entrance of the "Nintendo e shop", published from time to time to introduce the game featured a variety of software. We will provide information about various software perspectives.
Also be motivated to look for soft classification and keyword, view the rankings.

Evaluation of software sharing.
You can vote, such as "satisfaction" ★ perfect score of five, your rating for soft playing.
So you can also see a comment that was posted to the "Miiverse" and evaluation of the other players, to reference before purchasing.

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08 Nov 2012 22:09

See, this is one thing I just don't understand.

Why is it presented as such a big deal for the Gamepad to give us a direct point and click interface for stuff on-screen, when the Wii Remote already offered nearly identical functionality? This shop interface would have worked perfectly well with a pointer like that on a Wii Remote. Same thing with the touchscreen features in games like NSMBU and Rayman Legends, and the whole TVii thing. As for the second screen for stuff like maps and secondary information, they could have just used a transparent overlay brought up by holding down a button.
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08 Nov 2012 22:09

Okayyy. With the help of my friend studying Japanese in college and Google translate, here's what we found:

-Same concept as 3DS eShop. Download retail games, add-on content (DLC), and "free trial software" I assume this is about demos.

-Use download cards to download retail games.

-Integration with Miiverse. Post comments on any software title (Not sure if this is text only or drawn comments or both) Same rating system as 3DS, rate a title on a 5 star scale.

-Might be obvious, but the eShop's interface will be in HD and most content will be HD as well (again, not sure if this means 720p or 1080p)

-"for convienence" you can watch a video on the eShop on the tv or the Gamepad if you'd like


The only peculiar thing that I found confusing. It relates to the Wii shop channel. My friend wasn't able to distitnguish what it said, so we google translated to this,

"Wii points that are registered in the "Wii Shop Channel" are not available in the "Nintendo eshop"

Seems kinda weird, as it contradicts earlier reports saying that Wii points would also transfer along with a Wii-to-Wii U transfer. We might investigate to see if we can clarify this, but so far this is what we found out!
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08 Nov 2012 22:14

looks very meh. I don't have much hope that they will ever nail a good shop interface.

at least it looks at least as functional as the 3ds. but it looks a bit behind steam and ps store.

final judgement reserved until after I patch my system.
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08 Nov 2012 22:17

fez95 wrote: "Wii points that are registered in the "Wii Shop Channel" are not available in the "Nintendo eshop"

Seems kinda weird, as it contradicts earlier reports saying that Wii points would also transfer along with a Wii-to-Wii U transfer. We might investigate to see if we can clarify this, but so far this is what we found out!


i was wondering that exact same thing, i think it means that despite all your stuff transferring from your wii to your wii u (wii shop channel points included) you cannot transfer the points from the actual wii shop channel to the eshop. you will have top use those points on old wiiware and vc games!
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08 Nov 2012 22:24

GeneticRepoMan wrote:I'll be satisfied so long as it's better than the updated Playstation Store. . .yikes did they really take a step back with that one! And the original PS store wasn't even that great to begin with.


Saw that earlier today. Thought it was terrible at first, but it's grown on me. Think it's better than before, actually. Except for the search. Search is a piece of crap now.
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08 Nov 2012 22:28

I can't wait to buy MARIO....although LUIGI is lookin' pretty good too
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08 Nov 2012 22:31

gtt wrote:looks very meh. I don't have much hope that they will ever nail a good shop interface.

at least it looks at least as functional as the 3ds. but it looks a bit behind steam and ps store.

final judgement reserved until after I patch my system.


based on what? this picture? from the sounds of it, it seems like its going to be an improved version of the 3ds e-shop, which in my opinion, is great! ive NEVER had an issue finding anything on the eshop.. where as i find xbox live market place to be a cluster eff.. and ive heard mostly complaints about psn

while the picture doesnt tell me much, i have hope that this will turn out great..
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08 Nov 2012 22:40

Looks like that website also has information on MiiStudio. Dunno if this is old news or not.
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08 Nov 2012 22:41

Something also noteworthy I would like to point out is that skimming through the website, we found out that perhaps we might not able to use SD cards as a way of extending our storage, it seems that will only be possible with a USB hard drive.

This is the website http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/support/ ... index.html


and on the Q & A's page, it states (Google Translated):

Use the storage media USB, you can expand the memory storage unit. SD card is not available as a recording media to extend the main storage memory. Will be announced at a later date our website for more information about USB storage media have been tested.

If true, will kinda be a bummer, but I'm planning on getting a 1TB hard drive for it anyway :)
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08 Nov 2012 22:42

Hopefully the Wii U eShop will have a sense of life in it, instead of everything being so still like the 3DS eShop.

Like live updates, changing pinbaords like PSN or XBLA, things to do other than just downloading games.

Gifting apps and games you know all those stuff?!
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08 Nov 2012 23:22

I don't know, right!?!?!
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08 Nov 2012 23:46

I think it's weird that the news button is tagged with an orange dot. We've been conditioned to treat blue as "news from online," where the Wii Connect24 makes the Wii disc slot glow blue, SpotPass makes the 3DS light blue, and on the eShop, the blue News button gains a blue dot when there's news.

What happened?
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08 Nov 2012 23:51

Hard to tell how functional it will be from just a single screenshot, but it looks promising. It will probably be similar to the 3DS one...
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09 Nov 2012 00:59

Fred Duck wrote:I think it's weird that the news button is tagged with an orange dot. We've been conditioned to treat blue as "news from online," where the Wii Connect24 makes the Wii disc slot glow blue, SpotPass makes the 3DS light blue, and on the eShop, the blue News button gains a blue dot when there's news.

What happened?

Is it news or Miiverse comments? if so, it might be a new post from one of your friends, as it's the color the 3DS light take when a friend is now online
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09 Nov 2012 04:24

fez95 wrote:
The only peculiar thing that I found confusing. It relates to the Wii shop channel. My friend wasn't able to distitnguish what it said, so we google translated to this,

"Wii points that are registered in the "Wii Shop Channel" are not available in the "Nintendo eshop"

Seems kinda weird, as it contradicts earlier reports saying that Wii points would also transfer along with a Wii-to-Wii U transfer. We might investigate to see if we can clarify this, but so far this is what we found out!



This?

※『Wiiショッピングチャンネル』に登録されているWiiポイントは、『ニンテンドーeショップ』では使用できません。

It does say pretty much what you have there.

It just means that any wii points you have registered on the wii shopping channel cannot be used in the nintendo eshop, which is to be expected.
Of course, if you do that one time only full transfer of wii stuff to the wii u, then like stated with that, your points will move over there, meaning that then you'll have points (or money I guess) in the eshop and not the wii shopping channel, so you'll be able to use them then. But yeah, as long as they're left on the wii shop channel, you won't be able to automatically use them on the wii u, unless you move them over like this.

Nothing to worry about.
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09 Nov 2012 04:26

fez95 wrote:Something also noteworthy I would like to point out is that skimming through the website, we found out that perhaps we might not able to use SD cards as a way of extending our storage, it seems that will only be possible with a USB hard drive.

This is the website http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/support/ ... index.html


and on the Q & A's page, it states (Google Translated):

Use the storage media USB, you can expand the memory storage unit. SD card is not available as a recording media to extend the main storage memory. Will be announced at a later date our website for more information about USB storage media have been tested.

If true, will kinda be a bummer, but I'm planning on getting a 1TB hard drive for it anyway :)


Yeah, I noticed that when reading the Q&A part too. Indeed it does say that you cannot use SD cards to expand space used for downloaded stuff.
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09 Nov 2012 04:30

Elfteiroh wrote:
Fred Duck wrote:I think it's weird that the news button is tagged with an orange dot. We've been conditioned to treat blue as "news from online," where the Wii Connect24 makes the Wii disc slot glow blue, SpotPass makes the 3DS light blue, and on the eShop, the blue News button gains a blue dot when there's news.

What happened?

Is it news or Miiverse comments? if so, it might be a new post from one of your friends, as it's the color the 3DS light take when a friend is now online


It does say "news". That is a very interesting thing to point out. Then again, maybe a orange dot (to go with the orange buttons) just means "the contents that this button brings you to have been updated", whether its a news button or not. In the miiverse stuff, if some info gets delivered to you, maybe there'll be a general blue glowing something somewhere to show "some news for you" like with the 3DS?
Such trivial stuff, yet so interesting to find out haha
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09 Nov 2012 08:12

I want to load up the eshop and the guy from Zelda 1 is there saying "buy something will ya" :D

But from that picture I can't tell much, but it looks ok I guess.
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09 Nov 2012 11:53

It's looking quite nice but like I already said, I just want to get hands on and actually go through it myself.
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09 Nov 2012 22:24

fez95 wrote:"Wii points that are registered in the "Wii Shop Channel" are not available in the "Nintendo eshop"

Seems kinda weird, as it contradicts earlier reports saying that Wii points would also transfer along with a Wii-to-Wii U transfer. We might investigate to see if we can clarify this, but so far this is what we found out!


I think transfered Wii points can only be used to buy for WiiWare games. So you'll have 2 different credits (Wii points and Nintendo eShop points).

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