Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes that Miiverse is the system’s killer application. Reggie went on to say that the Wii U social network is a “paradigm shift” that consumers need to experience to fully understand. He also believes that Miiverse will be a “key differentiator” for Nintendo against its competitors.

“As the network grows and the installed base grows, it will prove to be a true killer application for the system, and I say this loving what we have done with Nintendo TVii and loving all the games.”

“Until you try it and experience it, you may not totally understand it.”

“People have to leave the current paradigm behind to understand what we are trying to do. Miiverse is going to be embedded right on the game platform, so literally some of the activity will be able to happen immediately as people experience it.”

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    • must be terrible living in a third world country. stop being a cheap ass and get a decent connection. Fuckers like you ruin my game when I have to put up with laggy faggots online. No my connection is very fast so dont try and blame me..

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      • Come to Australia. I know people who live in the Outback who pay $110 a month for an internet connection that fast while I get about 10-20mbps. Our infrastructure here is shit. You need to realise that there country might not have invested enough in infrastructure. But then again, you’re a tool.

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        • dont wanna go to australia thanks. I get 70Mbps in the UK. MY online pc games run smoothly the majority of the time. And Mario kart 3ds. just certain fuckers come online and they are laggy. I know its them since I played another Mii and the game was smoother…yes they were both in the UK so nothing to do with overseas distance.

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          • Mine run perfectly fine also. Just because you are lucky and have access to such infrastructure, doesn’t mean you can go around being a tool about it.

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              • You have no idea how shit the global economy is do you? I’m thankful it doesn’t effect me and my family, but I also volunteer and people are doing it tough, ALOT of people are doing it tough. Money doesn’t exactly grow on trees.

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                • affect* ;)

                  I do have an idea actually. There are SO MANY great deals even for those that are poor (probably from being lazy at school or having bad habits). When I mean deals I mean under 10£/$ a month. You’re saying that people cant even afford that? probably in Africa but again they die of Aids related illnesses anyway. Would be a waste of Bandwidth for us all

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                  • You’re an idiot…I live in the boonies in the states, and nothing is cheap…work full time, commute almost an hour one way, a house, wife, kid, food, electric, heat, etc, etc…and an internet connection of 10mbps which costs me nearly $60 a month…if you weren’t so stupid I wouldn’t feel like my IQ just dropped a few points for replying to you…

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      • Well fuckers like me DONT play online be cause they do not want to ruin the indulgence of perfect NeoGAF members like you. (really I do not play online be cause I dont want to ruin the enjoyment of others.)
        SINCE I DO NOT PLAY ONLINE!!!! DID YOU HEAR WHAT I SAID IN MY COMMENT THAT YOU REPLIED TO?
        And yes it is not nice to live in a third would country Mr.Perfect

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      • Yeah, because online multiplayer is everything…wait.

        Online mutliplayer modes in games are notoriously lazy, people just dont see it.
        Why cant i cusomise my characters? Or my weapons? But why would it matter anyway if all the characters/classes are the fucking same, just slight meaningless differences? Why do players have regeneratie health rather than having to survive with health that’ll inevitably decrease while surviving, and increase the challenge and balance of the gameplay, rather than some dick sitting in a corner who can just hide for a couple of seconds, and be fine? Why are the game modes all unoriginal and boring?
        Why dont i actually get rewarded for doing well, other than “levelling up”?
        Why are all the teams unblanced?
        Why do i have to pay £10 for 2 fuckin maps, that offer nothing new. Why arent the maps interactive and actually do something, rather than being pretty rectangles?
        Why can i only carry 2 fucking guns, or worse, 1 gun and shitty pistol?

        Online multiplayer is mediocre, someone needs to actually make one that has everything an online mutliplayer should have.

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        • Halo multiplayer would like a word. I know you hate MS but you got to admit Halo online is extremely successful and fun to play (online connection has never failed on me and I dont mind paying for a good online service especially since I have a job). So is COD but I prefer Halo personally

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          • Halo has (only recently), had customisation, although it has mo levelling up, therefor nothing for you to gain, other than more customisation.

            Admittedly, the forge mode in Halo, itls fantastic, and having vechiles and pretty large games is good too. But anyone thats played Halo online knows that if your not using the DMR, or a sniper, most of the game is just 2 people firing assault rifles and then punching them when the shield is down. Obviously when vechiles come into, that can change, although generally, not alot.
            Dont get me wrong, Halo is actually a multiplayer i can stand, not enough to own an Xbox, i have everything i want on my ps3, and i refuse the get ass fucked my microsoft, but theres alot it doesnt have.

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      • High speed is not available everywhere fucktard. I live in the country where the phone lines don’t even support DSL.

        Sickr, This guy is needlessly harrassing individual people. From his complaints, it sounds like you are proactively trying to keep him under control, so thanks for that.

        I’m going to sign into Neogaf and call his bluff, letting them know this psyco is harrassing blog and forum members. What kind of person acts like this?

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      • Why you assumin that blackabe111 is cheap? Not everyone has the same quantity of munny
        And why say “Fuckers like you” when the user doesnt even play online. It’d be more appropriate if you aimed the comment at someone who does have slow online speed and they do ply online.

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        • How do you know that blackabe111 is cheap?
          That sounds kinda… like I am a hoe. Anyway we do not swim in money but we can afford stuff. EVEN THE BEST INTERNET SPEED IN OUR ROAD!
          We have the best internet speed available in our road. 1000kbs download MAX (even though we only get 125kbs. 1000kbs. checked it on speedtest) and 12kbs upload MAX.
          He (james) cant accept the fact that some areas have bad connections.

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          • lol sorry I didn’t mean for ya to sound like a hoe, I’m sayin that james assumed that you were cheap even though he knows nothing about except that you live in an area that has bad connection and that you don’t get play online

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  1. Sorry, Reg… social media miiverse crap isn’t going to win over any converts, and it’s definitely not a killer app. Good GAMES are what constitutes a “killer app” for a game system. I hope you figure that out before it’s too late.

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    • Talking to a mirror much, or are you delusional? Miiverse ia a killer app for the Wii U is the way you communicate with friends as well as family members. Nintendo have already figure things out and done it successfully. It is the company who wants to make the Wii U a 3-in-1 console– gaming, social, and entertainment. Welcome to MyNINTENDONews, bucko!

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  2. For those who don’t know what Miiverse is all about, take a look at this clip.

    BTW, you can also use Miiverse on smartphones and PC.

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  3. That’s some big talk, Reg. Now you’ve gotta deliver.

    Personally, what I’ve seen of Miiverse looks great. It just looks like a more fun way to do online than the other systems.

    But good luck getting people to step outside of their comfort zones to actually see the benefit of this type of gaming social media.

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  4. Well he did mention the major issue when he made an excuse- nobody really knows what MiiVerse is like. People have had very few chances to see it and almost no chances to actually interact. I’m feeling much better about waiting for the console right now, but I still could use some real info about NN, Miiverse and online multiplayer.

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  5. Reblogged this on hypersonic55 and commented:
    I think Miiverise on paper sounds pretty interesting. The way Reggie talked about it at E3 this year and the way he continues to talk about it really makes me curious at to whether it will live up to the hype. Again Miiverse sounds interesting in theory. Here’s the Wikipedia info on it: Miiverse is a social network powered by the Nintendo Network. Miiverse was announced on June 3rd 2012 during a pre-E3 Nintendo Direct event; the sevice is set to initially launch on the Wii U when the system arrives on November 18th, but it will later be available on the Nintendo 3DS as well as web-enabled mobile devices.[11] Miiverse will allow users to seamlessly share achievements, comments, and hand written notes with other users. Miiverse will be integrated into the system menu of the Wii U, but social interactions can also occur within supported games. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata stated that Miiverse will monitored through software as well as a human resource team in order to insure that the content shared by users is approporiate and that no spoilers are shared, as such comments posted can take up to 30 minutes to appear on Miiverse.

    All of that sounds awesome to me. To be able to have this online, social interaction through one app could really change one’s gaming experience and enhance it by bringing everyone together to talk about and share gaming experiences. And then having Miiverse connect not only connect to the Wii U, but then on the 3DS and web-enabled mobile phones sounds badass, if Nintendo can pull it off. Even though I don’t think that this is what Nintendo fans expected when Nintendo said that they would improve their online services, I think the end result is a pretty good one though especially with Mii verse in play. It’s more of a Nintendo style of online connectivity and it sounds great in principle. My only worry is that since comment are going to be montiored and moderated, will the waiting time between those points of moderation be too long? And will being monitored by Nintendo just put some people off entirely? Those are questions on my mind. Only time will tell if Miiverse is a success or not, I just hope its intergrated into the Wii U properly.

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