Remember when I explained Nintendo related internet/digital news was on the way, but “not just yet”? Turns out we only had to wait like an hour for it.
Just a few days ago, the internet was buzzing about a newly revealed logo for some unexplained thing called the “Nintendo Network.” Of course, pessimists like me assumed it didn’t mean anything beyond a simple re-branding of Nintendo’s current only system, but we were wrong.
At his company’s just-ended financial briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the new Nintendo Network would clean up Nintendo’s current online presence and infuse it with many long-overdue features.
“Communities” in the style of Mario Kart 7 will be there, so will DLC, or “add-on” content, as Nintendo calls it. The already revealed Wii U accounts are a part of the strategy too. Surprisingly, Nintendo is even looking at bringing packaged 3DS and Wii U software to the service.
It is Miyamoto’s goal to make the Nintendo Network a “totally new concept” to differentiate it from the competition, so I’m sure this is not all the new online strategy will offer.