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Nintendo Not Including All Wii U Features At Launch?

According to a rumor, right when Wii U launches this November, consumers will not be able to experience some of the new console’s features, including Miiverse and Near field communication (NFC), so that they will not be overwhelmed by the excess of its features. The rumor suggests that Nintendo intends to add features to Wii U over time, including the support of dual Wii U GamePads, to combat products from the firm’s competition.

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    1. Not exactly. Didn’t you read the article? It says they will REVEAL features over time to combat Sony/MS announcements. This may not even be true, mind.

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      1. STOP IT YOU GUYS! THAT’S BULLYING! PLEASE LET’S ALL BE NICE AND SPREAD THE LOVE OF CHRIST! <33 LOVE YOU ALL!

        P.S. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO TURN CAPS LOCK OFF?

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      2. Why reveal it overtime when they can just have it ready out of the box? Especially when it might be features that other platforms might already have.
        Maybe that’s why they haven’t talked about the online yet. Maybe it’s just not fully ready yet. But I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and take this rumor with a grain of salt.

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      3. There can sometimes be complications that could happen if they just shove it all at the consumer at once, this could also be the reason why Nintendo are holding back on letting people uses the GamePad’s microphone as the default mic.

        This is good because it means that the developers and the consumers can settle into the console without having to worry about the console dying within a month of turning the thing on. Plus, it means it would give Nintendo the chance to make the system work perfectly

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      4. i have the feeling it would be like an iphone. the stuff is already there, they just dont allow the software to support it. bring an update and boom it works (well the iphone is not like that in that point)

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  1. “so that they will not be overwhelmed by the excess of its features”

    in other words they’ve learned nothing from the 3ds and will keep making the same idiotic mistakes, fantastic job nintendo

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    1. Every modern console lacks certain features at launch, the reason more than likely has to do with fine-tuning the features than “overwhelming consumers”. Nintendo’s horrible at damage controlling.

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      1. True, I do remember Nintendo confirming that the Miiverse will be available Day 1 but that could have changed due to unforeseeable difficulties.

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      1. Actually the launch lineup has a lot of games that have be critically acclaimed and also they will have superior graphics meaning the system will do well. Plus, the 3DS was a handheld.

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      2. ehemm………………REGGIE Says Miiverse Is The Killer App For Wii U —————

        this RUMOR says, it won’t come at launch…..

        Hmmm in who can I trust?….

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    2. So you are targeting Nintendo… why?

      Yet you aren’t bitching at how Sony did the same thing with the PS Vita. At launch, quite a lot of the features that where promised to be in the Vita weren’t there at launch.

      Nintendo is allowed to make mistakes too you know, Nintendo themselves know they aren’t perfect so stop moaning and start playing video games.

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      1. Just about every system, since the advent of online connectivity, has had limited functions at their launch compared to later on through the life cycle. Features are always being added, changes are always being made.

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      2. its like the world does not allowed Nintendo to make mistake that sony and m$ does, its like nintendo has to be this perfect company that will please these fanboys and drones. bunch of dumbassess if you ask me.

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    3. Precisely. Things like dual GamePads I can see it taking a while, which is ok, but fucking Miiverse is said to be its killer app! I know the whole smartphone part was gonna be next year anyway, but if this is all true, Nintendo really did learn nothing from the whole 3DS eShop thing.

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    4. hey vylas @pwgcage 3DS is the best handheld ever not like the disaster psvita wich is another reason why SONY IS DYEING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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    1. yea lol , my computer was slow so none of the other comments had loaded, so from my pc it looked like i was the first lol

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  2. This is the same for the release of most if not all modern consoles, so I’m not too surprised although I don’t see how consumers will be overwhelmed with new features. Perhaps they’re still fine-tuning them?

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    1. im not surprise about it, i seen this with the 3ds and wii. Like why are they all expecting it all in day one, are these people playing it for one day any never play it again?
      because seems like it.

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      1. I know. Not to mention, Nintendo’s still rather new to the concept of modern consoles and even people like MicroSoft took some time to get all of the features present on the 360.

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      1. A rumor is a lie. When he posts about something and calls it a “rumor” he is keeping himself from partaking in that rumor lol

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  3. I thought this would happen. I remember the Wii had several features missing at its launch as well. I doubt they will really be needed right away anyways.

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      1. no superfakerbros vita just sucks 3DS only did not have all the app and stuff at luanch because every one cept wineing that it was thaking so long

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  4. I wouldnt doubt it. Like how they said the first thing you’ll see when you first boot up the system itll show miiverse. How would it show miiverse if you barely turned on the system for the first time? What would it even show?

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  5. Are you kidding me? No online at launch? I swear to god, if this isn’t a rumour then that’s it. I’m serious, if this is true then I’m cancelling my preorder. Next they’ll be saying that the Gamepad won’t turn on for the first three months.

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    1. Where does it say no online at launch? We’ve know since E3 that not all Miiverse features will be available at launch. That doesnt mean no online, Miiverse isnt the “online” in a whole, its more of a social app for the system, doesnt mean “you cant play online day 1 LOL”

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      1. I think he means that there will be no major online features like no messaging and such things, all of which are features of Miiverse which, if these admittedly far fetched rumours are true, would not be there at launch, essentially making the online even more primitive than that of the Wii. Worrying stuff.

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    2. Where did you pull no online from ??? the deep chasm which is your anus ????

      Miiverse and online functionality is OFCOURSE included day 1 , you can use a turtle beach on CoD day 1 …… for gods sake , pull your trousers up.

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      1. Youre such a fucking fanboy for how defensive you are with everything Nintendo does wrong. He’s stating how disappointed he is for this rumour if it was to made true, you dont have to be a dick about it, ALL you needed to do is correct his misunderstanding about the article and THAT IT, I swear youre even worst than Aeolus..

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      2. That’s*
        PS you annoy the shit out of me everytime you comment in here and this is coming for a true Nintendo fan who loves Nintendo but doesnt put down other companies.

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      3. ill be mad if the rumor is true, but you in the other hand you have no idea what Nintedward is talking about. example: COD is a launch title and it will have online.

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  6. Knew this ages ago, like the Miiverse mobile app not being out at launch. I dont mind waiting, shows that theyre willing to spend time on something if needed

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    1. Miiverse and video chat and all that jazz is up and running on day 1 , confirmed . Reggie said ”right out of the box” to describe these features during NYpress conference….

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      1. People are taking this as ”there is no miiverse at launch” :/ . Miiverse is fully functional at launch with video chat , so is basic voice chat gaming which can all be imporved upon.

        Some people just love taking things the wrong way…

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      2. to be fair you dont know just speculating but i think this guy just took all what was said at e3 and made it look bad. nfc common nintendo said nobody is using it why should it be at launch same with two game pads.

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      3. I do know lol. Did you watch the New york wiiu conference just recently ??? Nintendo CONFIRMED – that mii verse (the commenting system social network) with video chat is included right out of the box – that’s not speculation. Reggie said something along the lines of

        ”we think the wiiu offers great value out of the box with features like Nintendo tvii , Miiverse , video chat” :/ .

        We know NFC isn’t being utilized at launch already , we know 2 gamepads at once arent going to be utilized for at least 6 months …..

        So really not only is this rumour not credible , it’s a blatent lie !

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      4. Well I dont blame people for thinking because I believe 3ds wasnt lunch with eshop and I think the original DS did not lunch with a web browser..

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    2. Actually, it only shows that they’re rushing it. Instead of giving the fans the things they promised, they’re giving them an unfinished product.
      If the rumor is true, that is.

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      1. Okay, so want Nintendo tp miss out of the busiest retail days of the year, so you can have a mobile app and NFC?

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  7. Wow! Is still amazes me the majority of major sites are getting their news/rumors from neogaf members. I will wait for offical statement from nintendo… You know the company that’s making the console.

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  8. ”According to a rumour” <——————————— ?????!!!!!!!!!

    Yet everyone still writes that stupid fucking comment aka ''Well done Nintendo , you blew it'' .
    People are so susceptable and emotional about rumours LOL.

    Miiverse is included RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX confirmed by Nintendo and Reggie fils aime , Rumour credabilitiy lost….

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    1. ”to experience some of the new console’s features, including Miiverse and Near field communication (NFC)” – Miiverse is at launch out of the box . Nintendo confirmed they would eventualy bring miiverse to PC , 3DS , Smartphone at a later date…..

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      1. stop just stop its bad when you troll websites but trolling people that arent as stupid as you is just rong iv read so many comments trolling nintenward that i just wanted to stop coming to this site he is one of the only people on this site that knows what he is talking about so go f*** your selfs

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      1. Miiverse is included right out of the box with video chat . Rumour credability lost , We all know that we are going to have to wait for Smart phone intigration , 3ds etc and we already know we are going to have to wait to use 2 gamepads at once = this rumour is total bull shit.

        But you carry on with your typicall Nintendo Hate comments you donkeys foreskin.

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  9. Can we quit it with the rumors already? I hate how websites post “news” that are based around rumors and people start taking it seriously. just stop it

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    1. Are you an idiot? Seriously, are you that stupid? The answer is yes your a complete idiot.

      Getting a console out means that sales can start. Waiting to launch the MiiVerse would mean that they ARENT rushing it, and they want to give access to it when its good and ready. Thats not “RUSHING” anything. You’ll still be able to play games on it, and download eshop titles. Which means it still has uses. It just wouldnt have MiiVerse at launch. Meaning that they arent rushing Miiverse. Thus leading to you being a complete worthless idiot with no life or brain. Good things take time to come to fruition. If you want something to be good. Then you wait for it. Even if its launched without MiiVerse it still gives us a chance to play the console. Which is good.

      Gamers are idiots. People expected an epic scale Zelda, or Mario game for the Wii U. When they had just finished working on Skyward Sword. It seems all you people want is more, more, more. Then you complain about it being rushed, and “sucking”, after you already complained about it taking so long to come out in the first place.

      FAIL.

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      1. You’re*.

        They should have a “major feature” like such ready at the fucking launch. No excuse for half-assing it and then saying “LOL, IT’S COMING LATER”, the fuck was all the demos for then? It’s a glorified (and worse looking) PlayStation Home with a shitty message board and Mii’s. ASTOUNDING DESIGN.

        Such is your average Nintenyearold with blind defense.

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      2. Your such a social reject. Its video games. Your trying to hard. Go seek help! You have mental problems.

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      3. With that logics of yours you could as well say in the earliest stages of development “Okay, the WiiU is able to run games now. Let’s launch it, we can add everything else later, it has uses now after all. The most important thing is getting sales”. The hell ? That’s no excuse but retarded.
        And oh yes, if they launch the system before being done with it completely, they are rushing it indeed.

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      4. Your such a social reject. Its video games. Your trying to hard. Go seek help! You have mental problems.

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  10. Wow judging by the comments in this article. With the overreaction to “rumors” gamers are stupid, social rejects. You people need to realize that this is just VIDEO GAMES, and go get a life. Social rejects.

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      1. You can’t even spell offended, you’re in no position to talk about being a social reject when your ass doesn’t even go to school.

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      2. So you call someone lazy when you yourself are fairly pathetic? You post multiple times on almost every article. Some almost paragraph’s in length. You must live setting on your computer.

        Your either a:
        Drop out
        Live in someones basement
        On welfare

        Because there’s no way that you do anything productive with your time. You spend all your time posting on here.

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      3. I don’t speak fatass keyboard warrior, try coming to me personally and say this instead.

        Chances are I’m probably doing more work and accomplishing more than whatever your miserable fucking life is doing for you on a daily basis. Actually, yeah, I’ll bet on that too.

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    1. You call us Gamers social rejects yet some of us are actually taking the news rather lightly and also the fact that you troll the website just to look at the comments… yeah, just what Aeolus said.. without the “faggot” part.

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      1. Guess you missed the part where I was ONLY adressing the people who were overreacting. Stop being a social reject. its just video games.

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  11. Great -_- people are taking THIS out of context again much like they did with the whole voice chat problem Nintendo had.

    Guys, like I said this is a good thing because it means that developers and consumers aren’t overwhelmed by all of the features at once which would damage the console literally because it means the system would have to multitask which console aren’t designed for and it could damage the RAM and the CPU of the system.

    Slowly introducing the features will also help people settle down slowly into the Wii U and it would mean less stress and a more relaxing time… until you start playing ZombiU.

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  12. i get the nfc feature no game support that so until the burger king thing starts it useless. no two gamepad support that a dumb rumor if it was present you wont use it any way so it may not be there . miiverse with all the talk about it i dont think that will be absent.

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  13. That’s not a rumor, it’s comment posted by someone at an online forum. It was discussed on GAF and it seems all of it was nothing more than a hate post. The only thing that will be absent at launch will be support of dual gamepads since no game will support that. Miiverse has already been shown to the public and explained to some extend. Nintendo did say that Miiverse support on the 3DS and on smartphones would come at a later date. NFC already comes with the system, but the sofware itself is the one that will not work at launch.

    I mean, even freaking Nintendo TV will be available at launch (US and Canada).

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  14. Looking at the post, all I’m seeing are a couple theories. I’ll need a more substantial source on the matter before I humor the idea.

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  15. Seriously? The Miiverse seemed to be the HUGE thing they were bragging about. Not to include something that should be ready, that’s been shown, and that has been praised should be some sort of death sentence. I’m a bit disappointed by that. I just managed to pre-order it and now I won’t have the full features? Let’s just hope this is a rumor.

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    1. Though I will say that adding in multiple gamepad support, and holding off on selling extras, is a good idea. If it’s not needed for anything, don’t add it. But I’d think having a bunch of stuff to play with would probably keep people playing around with it. I love exploring new features of things.

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    1. John boy… you can’t believe what you read on the internet. A rumor is just a rumor. It’s not being confirmed by either presidents of Nintendo… especially from the global president himself. It’s best for you, myself, and everyone to take it with at least a grain of salt.

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  16. I do really hope this is but a rumor! One of the key features is the Miiverse! If they take it away, the sells will drop until they make it available, just like what happened to the 3DS! You said you’ve learned from your mistakes, Nintendo, don’t repeat them now!

    Until Nintendo says anything, it’s merely a rumor. I do accept the NFC and dual GamePads reasoning, specially because those two are still new and no developers managed to utilize them yet. But as for Miiverse, that’s absurd. That is one of the selling points of Wii U, marking the console to be fully online supported! Not making it available at launch is pure idiocy!

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  17. So some guy on a forum posts his thoughts and all of the sudden we consider that a rumor?

    Besides, we’ve seen too much to make me believe the majority of these features won’t be available at launch. TVii is supposed to be available at launch, as well as the eshop. Miiverse is supposed to be integrated into the entire system, and some launch games. Hell, it’s basically the OS itself from what we’ve seen, so it wouldn’t make sense to not have it at launch.

    But even if they aren’t available right away, who cares? People always say, “you gotta get these things ready for launch”, but that’s not true. Most consoles don’t have everything ready at launch, and it doesn’t hurt them in the long run. It’s probably wiser to release your console in time for the holiday shopping season and black friday than it is to wait, make sure it has every possible feature, and release it during a dead period.

    Idk about you, but I’d rather get it sooner, start playing games sooner, and wait for updates to add extra stuff then wait longer for the entire console. That is, if this “rumor” is true.

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  18. Okay calm the Funk down! This is Miyamoto and believe me when I say that these are bullshit lies Nintendo haters fabricated to upset people who pre-ordered and whom are looking forward to buying the system.

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  19. HEY! LISTEN!
    It’s Nintendo.
    It does EVERYTHING!
    Just… Not right away.
    Typical Nintendo.
    It will kick ass, eventually.

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    1. you now what every one that thinks this is real and not just a rumor is so stupid to think that a rumor is more relible than is so i think nintedward and shigru miyamoto are right and this is a stupid rumor that is not true so stop acting like its a fact its not agein its just a rumor

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  20. Nintendo FAILS once again. Apparently Nintendo thinks its customers are too stupid to have all the options available at launch (“so that they will not be overwhelmed by the excess of its features.”) Thankfully my phone couldn’t make calls and text and surf the web all at once or I might have been overwhelmed. Oh wait …

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  21. Why do the people on this site get so upset, and insult, and argue with eachother over video games, and pieces of plastic? Like seriously some of you guys need to go get mental help. Your taking gaming far too seriously.

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  22. Not including Miiverse… they might as well not include Gamepad support at launch. Hopefully only the online doesn’t have all of it’s features at launch. The whole overwhelm the consumer thing sounded incredibly arrogant. I really really hope I don’t have to hear Reggie saying that stuff.
    Hopefully this is just a rumor and they don’t hold back features unnecessarily.

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  23. Fine by me.
    They could use the introduction of specific features to highlight games that take the fullest advantage of them, after all, and that’s always a good thing.
    I got to play the Wii U today[demo kiosk, Rayman Origins], and it only made me more convinced that the system is going to do just fine.
    The controller, I would say, is roughly the same weight as a PS3 controller, which surprised me considering it’s technically larger, so it didn’t get tiring to hold.
    The buttons aren’t too far apart, the curves on the back of the controller truly do give it a traditional-feeling grip, everything was perfectly responsive, there was literally zero latency between actions on the controller and TV, and looking between the controller and TV screen wasn’t an irk factor at all.
    It only got me more excited to see what is in store for games like Razor’s Edge and Bayonetta 2: The controller feels so much more traditional than I thought it would. I honestly didn’t feel like I was holding anything that would take getting used to. At all. Which was awesome, since that meant I got used to it right away and was fully able to enjoy my short time with it.

    I can’t wait to grab my own, for Zombie U and the others I’ve mentioned, among some I have not…

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  24. rumors are so stupid i think that the guy that posted it never even herd of it till the hour befor he posted the stupid rumor so death to sony death to stupid comments and death to rumors like this one that stupid or misinformd as many of you are only trolls are stupid take serusly

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  25. I don’t believe the one about the Miiverse, but the others sound plausible. Is there any game in the launch line up that actually uses the NFC function? Leave luck to heaven.

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    1. hi there nintendo4ever i heard that target has demo units if thats true then you may want too play with the demo unit

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  26. Brian Davis, a representative at Nintendo of America, have stated a member of YouTube… “…the Wii U will include video chat features and support in-game voice chat…” Take a look at the video.

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  27. I always hated navi when it roamndly yelled out Listen.oh my fav song is sarasota song the one you hear in the woods.they should release gta for 3ds that would go down a treat for some people I’ve played the n64 and gamecube

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