Did Nintendo just announce a subscription-based online model for the Wii U in Japan? Urm, a little bit yes, head inside for details…
Nintendo, namely Satoru Iwata, has always been vocal about not forcing gamers into a subscription model to use the online services. This is why the Nintendo Wifi Connection was always free. But it seems there are a few changes afoot…
- Nintendo Network Premium is the name.
- Most features that are game related will remain free, and accessible to non-premium (Wii U Basic Set) members.
- This is just for the extra \”hardcore\” features.
- Those who register for the initiative will receive points for their purchases.
- The amount of points depends on the publisher. So you may get better deals than the basic one Nintendo offers!
- They will also get 10% discount on digital purchases.
- Controller stands are included in the package.
- Nintendo Network Premium will be carried through December 2014.
- The Nintendo Network Premium discount point program is available only with the Wii U Premium Set. Aimed at heavy downloaders.
- Only available on the Wii U Premium Set.