Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection certainly has its shortcomings as an online gaming service, but it goes without saying that it has its fair share of ups and downs. Eric Walters, manager of public relations for Nintendo of America explained how the Nintendo WFC’s different “barriers” were important with the company’s goals in delivering quality online gaming experience for its consumers. You can find out more about what he said in our full article.
Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection has always had various problems in terms of convenience and user-friendliness – lag, cumbersome Friend Codes that change with every game. They all make you think twice before going online for a round of Nintendo WFC gaming.
This was slightly improved with the recent release of Mario Kart Wii, when both connection quality and the need to constantly exchange baffling Friend Codes were vastly improved. However, Nintendo mentioned that this particular setup was made to safeguard its players and create a more enjoyable online experience.
Eric Walters, manager of public relations for Nintendo of America explained how these different “barriers” were important with the company’s goals in terms of online gaming. In a reply to a question posted by 1UP.com, he was quoted having said this:
Different services do things differently. Nintendo’s three goals for Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection are to make the service free, easy and safe. These goals are there not just for young players, but also older ones and new players. Nintendo is bringing a lot of new people into the world of video games, and we want to reduce barriers while making the online experience as enjoyable as possible.
It was also mentioned that the July issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly will feature a more extensive discussion of Nintendo’s handling of online gaming. Hopefully, the company will continue to make other small improvements in terms of its online gaming experience.