The Nintendo 3DS’s SpotPass feature is similar to the underused WiiConnect24; both make it possible for Nintendo’s latest platforms to remain connected to the internet while in sleep mode. According to an alleged photo of a Wii U development kit, Nintendo’s upcoming console will have the SpotPass feature. This seems probable because, after all, the Nintendo eShop is the online market for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Would you rather Wii U’s feature be named WiiUConnect24?
Ummm no keep it called the eshop
There is no point in changing the name. Wiiconnect24 didn’t take off, let the eshop name flourish
what are you talking about?
eshop is the online store, spotpass and wiiconnect24 is where they can sent you information though online.
No, the spotpass and the eShop are two different things. Spotpass is a feature to stay connected while the system sleeps, the eShop is where you download stuff and buy different applications and such.
No, Spotpass is perfect
That would be really cool. Leave luck to heaven.
SpotPass is fine by me.
I support Nintendo 100%
Wasn’t it already announced ?
Yes, this was announced a LONG time ago. Alba is just behind times.
Saw that the other day. Also saw ‘calender’ as well. CALENDAR CONFIRMED FOR WII U. Hahaha.
calender ??? sold!!!!!!!!! <—–
Yes, now I can finally save $10 per year on calendars! That means an extra 3DS game every 4 years or Wii U game every 5 or 6 years.
its fine i guess.
im talking about spotpass to be name wiiuconnect24 i don’t care either way, but people think about eshop all of the sudden.
No, it should be called SpotPass. WiiConnect24 only made sence for the Wii. We Connect 24 hours a day. Yeah, so I think Spot Pass would be best. Either that or SpotPass U. :)
SpotPass sounds better than WiiUConnect24.
“Would you rather Wii U’s feature be named WiiUConnect24?”
Okay, now you’re outright trying to start a flame war. I actually don’t know how people got the idea of Wii U carrying in names like Wii Shop Channel and WiiConnect24 in the first place.
Wii Shop Channel and eshop are online stores, wiiconnect24 and spotpass are like information sent to console like message,pictures, advertisement,updates, ect.
LOL, not at all ^_^
You do know that SpotPass for Wii U was already confirmed when Iwata announced that you would be able to buy games from the eShop through the computer and mobile devices, right? Then when you purchase the games, they will automatically download via on your Wii U and 3DS.
Mkay, just checking. ;)
I highly doubt the name is going to start a flame war, so far there is a universal consensus on this site that WiiUConnect24 sounds stupid. Besides, Nintendo already have the Spotpass name, why wouldn’t use it on the Wii U?
shut up hipster
Do you even know what a hipster is kid?
WiiUconnect24 is the dumbest thing I’ve heard all day.
SpotPass is fine, nintendo.
Not to sound stupid, but what is that? Whats SpotPass?
read my comments above.
Meh, too lazy
Hilarious. Maybe i wanted a concrete answer from someone who actually uses it on here, if thats what it does rather than scanning through websites to get a partial or convoluting answer.
idiot hipster just google it
Read what he said, moron.
Leave luck to Iwata!
Absolutely hate the name WiiConnect24. I shit you not, WiiConnect24 is what overheated my Wii…
and how changing the name will help your console not get “overheated”?
and what happen to “i dont support nintendo” but you still buy there consoles?
Maybe if you held down the power button on your Wii until it turned red, you wouldn’t have that problem. And what is the point of you keeping it on sleep mode? It’s not like you are going to get any friend messages any time soon…
I hope so! I’m so excited for Wii U and the awesome games coming to it!
…Um can someone explain to me what the hell happen to ness.
um from what i know is that someone hack ness and he and ness are using the same account. you can tell who is who by the way they comment.
Oh. That make sense, in a way. But hacker ness i respect you.
I didn’t get hacked ! They are clones ..their are 2 clones of me and I know who they are .. Should I reveal who they are ??
Nothing happened! :D
he removed his playstation move from his microscopic Anus.
frankly i don’t give a damn what it’s called.. and why should i? Oo
not sure if i’ll even use it
didn’t use it at all on the wii
it does make the console use more power while not in use after all
The Wii U’s online capabilties will be used much more effectively, so I say it is worth using it on the Wii U.
It should be a lot more robust and actually usable on the U.
And again, the U shouldn’t have too many difficulties (using too much power); it doesn’t have a hardrive. :)
Put bottle caps under the Wii U… idk
oh i’m not concerned about the heat
but why should i enable a feature that consumes 15-20 watts of power on a 24 hour basis when i don’t use it? for now i don’t see what kind of benefit i’d have from it
it will be cool if they make an update where you can recieve your 3DS notifications on the wii u
I have to say, I like that idea very much. Well done kmcc123, you have greatly impressed me.
Or being able to receive Wii U notifications on the 3DS; being the 3ds a handheld and all.. :)
yeah that will also be cool
Well theres the Miiverse app coming out not long after the WiiU comes out, it’ll probably be downloadable for the 3DS too
Old news is old.
The Wii U has already been confirmed to be using something similar to SpotPass; however, there is a very good possibility that Nintendo will change the service’s name due to the fact that the Wii U IS NOT mobile like the Nintendo 3DS. It doesn’t make sense to make a service have the two words “spot” and “pass” when you can’t take it with you. I would say something along the lines of WiiConnectU would better suit the system itself; hopefully, we can keep the system itself in sleep mode though. The Wii never went into sleep mode, which was a major pain in the you know what.
Ohh its old because u read it first?? stupid HIPSTERR I hate u alll noooooooooo another hipsterrrr
Nice Man!!!! Ill try tomorrow.
I think wiiuconnect24 makes more sense seeing as to how you won’t be “passing” anything. Its called spotpass on the 3ds because if you’re out with it and you pass a compatible internet connection it’ll automatically connect and send you updates and other stuff. Since you can’t actually just walk around with your Wii U in sleep mode (due to the fact that you’ll have no power as well as look rather silly) wiiuconnect24 or any other name would be a better fit
NINTENDO: keep it as spotpass, please.
Nah. Wii U eShop sounds better in my opinion
Spotpass i mean
Nintendo doesnt need our advice, they know what they are doing, they are smart, they dont need my opinion. They will make the wii u great, so they can make the spotpass feature if they want.
Ok guys, im seriously confused. Im tired of posting this. Please help a fan out here please!
3ds XL or wiiu. Which should i get first?
“Which should I get first”
Ya know, since you’re getting both, there really shouldn’t be any question for that. It’s all on your choice.
I would go with Wii U, and be sure to either A) preorder it so you can avoid the huge holiday season out-of-stock dilemma or B) get it later on during the 2013 part of the launch window.
Im still waiting for the spot pass feature that allows users to buy games through an internet browser and the 3ds tied to that account would automatically start downloading that title while in sleep mode. Give me this and my excitement for spot pass would significantly increase.
Also it would be nice if we can preload New Super Mario Bro 3ds.
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