Nintendo apologises for failing to launch Wii U's TVii service in Europe

Nintendo says sorry European Wii U owners, who will now have to keep playing Super Mario 3D World instead of watching TVii.

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Nintendo has apologised that its TVii service is still yet to launch in Europe.

TVii launched alongside the Wii U in the US, but was scheduled to make its debut in Europe at some point in 2013. Which didn't happen. Pressing the TV button on the GamePad is therefore significantly less fruitful in Europe, basically.

"We would like to apologise that we were unable to bring the Nintendo TVii service to Europe in 2013 as originally planned," Nintendo has now said on its site (via Nintendo Life).

"Please continue to keep an eye out for further announcements regarding this service in the near future."

In the US, TVii amalgamates cable and satellite service alongside Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix into the Wii U GamePad, functioning as a nifty programme guide that can then display shows on your TV or on the GamePad itself.

Discussion

159 comments
Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jack_burton9456

So you say "says troll" and people would stop bashing on Nintendo, right?

Repeating mantras doesn't turn them into reality, in case you don't know. ;)

marcsmashing
marcsmashing

I'm too busy catching all the stars and stamps to even care.


Just focus on making games, Metroid, Zelda, F-Zero, leave the tv and bloatware for MS.


ewjiml
ewjiml

Europe isn't missing out on much because no one owns a Wii U over there. 

killerbudgp1
killerbudgp1

Nintendo apologizing for something...? Is this news?

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

To all the haters out there that are bashing on the Wii u, in the last 2 weeks Nintendo has surpassed Sony in stocks despite the massive ps4 sales, so Nintendo is on the right track you have nothing bad to say about the console anymore, it currently has the best games on all 3 consoles and is innovative so just leave it alone. Also Nintendo in the last VG charts has more Nintendo company games that are in the top selling games then the other 2 the top selling being Pokemon x and y.

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

I was curious about tvii... Doubt I'll really use it though. Consoles are for games and I barely watch tv.

MoneySha
MoneySha

How about, Nintendo apologizes for the "Wii U" itself, all together!

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

I don't think the Europeans missed the feature that much. 

deadpen
deadpen

How about apologizing for not making a good zelda game in the last three systems!

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

And as you can see people, the reason why the Wii U is currently outselling both the PS4 and Xbone is due to the stupidity of the PS4 and Xbone owners that they are demonstrating here in the comments. 


EXAMPLE: While Wii U owners are downloading free DLC levels for Sonic Lost Worlds, Xbone owners are paying real money to unlock characters in that poor man's version of Killer Instinct. And morons/trolls are trying to convince gamers that getting raped by the Xbone console is the future of gaming. 

goldenagegamer
goldenagegamer

This silly biased site never misses a chance to badmouth Nintendo in every way possible.


Why not highlight some positive nintendo news Oh wait that wouldnt fit with whose paying your site You hacks

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

They really need to stop it with that stupid "ii" at the end of every word. It's annoying now that the Wii is dead. Better yet, they should change the name from Wii U to something else.

hadlee73
hadlee73

I'll have to go find a video to see if the pronunciation of the term TVii will sound as silly as written.

McGregor
McGregor

Seems like Nintendo is opting to apologize instead of bring solutions...I guess everyone has their own PR strategy...

decoy1978
decoy1978

If I was Nintendo, I'd be apologizing for a lot more than failing to make Netflix available -_-

ewjiml
ewjiml

@Helios_Sun 

When somebody references VGCharts, your credibility goes out the window.  

killerbudgp1
killerbudgp1

Suppressed how? You mean because it has been out a whole year longer than the other systems? Look at LAUNCH sales comparisons, because you are clearly taking in consideration that the wii has the best games. Mind you, the ps4 and Xbox one have only been out a month. Give them a year just like the wii u and see what happens. The only games wii u has going for it is super mario 3d world, Wind Waker hd (rehash title) the new Zelda (whenever that will be), super smash brothers, and mario kart. Wow..... Same formula every year. Infamous, kingdom hearts 3, the order 1866, uncharted, the evil within, and FF13 sound MUCH more appealing. But hey, to each his own, right?

Edit: wasn't trying to be disrespectful or mean. I have just grown a large distaste for Nintendo with this system. I really would like to see them improve, but I just don't see that happening with lack of third party support, the gimmicky remote, and lack of original titles.

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

@MoneySha Because it's a good console. Why don't you apologize for being a fanboy?

daniel_chacon
daniel_chacon

@jack_burton9456you do realize that xbone sold 3 millions in one month and ps4 sold 4.2 mllion, wii u instead took 1 year to sold 4 million, so you saying that ''the Wii U is currently outselling both the PS4 and Xbone'' is so totally false

KBABZ
KBABZ

@goldenagegamer They also happen to have posted articles about the XBO thermal leaks and the PS4 Blue Light of Death... you can't fault them for reporting news. If the Wii U got a surge in sales by 600% you can bet your blacksmith they'd report about it.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

At lease Corrus is not hear so the hate force is not complete.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@ewjiml 

Cite another source then, if you are going to say that VGChartz is no good. ;)

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

@ewjiml@Helios_SunHow so? because every update that they make actually makes it way back to gamespot or other Youtube game reviewers channels?, are you simply saying my credibility goes out the window for looking at the stats of a website that has so far been accurate? right..

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

@killerbudgp1Suppressed? hu? i never typed suppressed, the fact that you only mentioned 5 titles shows how one sided you are looking at what i said, yet the games you mentioned are what you said yourself THE SAME FORMULA except for maybe order 1866, i also say this without rage or hate but wish for you to know more about the Nintendo line up of games.

I said the comment to cheer up people that have spent the money to buy the console, by that i mean the Wii u which is a great console as it is not a failure as most make it out to be hence why i bought up the share price and VG charts stats.

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@killerbudgp1 LOL, and you're ignoring the Wii outselling the 360 despite the 360 selling more units than the Wii U at launch and it's been out a year more so than the Wii because?

Artwark
Artwark

@Nev3rtime @MoneySha Yes. Its a good console and it isn't a complete failure as people claim it to be. If it was, how is it still selling?


jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@daniel_chacon @jack_burton9456 You do realize that Eddie does not have the sells numbers of the Wii U when he said that the "PS4 outsold the Wii U" so you should not listen to Eddie's bullshit just because you hate Nintendo. 


And you do realize that haters like you kept talking about how the PS4 and Xbone was going to outsell the Wii U at launch but fail to so now you haters are bringing up the fact that the Wii U has been out for a year due to your bitterness. 


You do realize that the Wii U is picking up steam but you're disregarding that and the system's superior library (don't you try troll and say that Knack is better than Super Mario 3D World) just so you can still troll Nintendo. 

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jack_burton9456 

Because you, jack_burton9456, are making a convenient argument that ignores the factor of time periods. ;)

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jack_burton9456

Oh, you are one to ask others that they don't care when you don't even want to check out the sources that they suggest.

daniel_chacon
daniel_chacon

@jack_burton9456@daniel_chaconi'm just telling you the truth, i'm not a nintendo hater, i love nintendo and its games, and i'm no either way a sony or microsoft fanboy, i'm just telling you the truth about all, go to wikipedia and read how much super mario 3d world, it makes me sad it didn't sold very well beacuse it was released on the eve of next-gen consoles, i don't know where you got your '' Wii U is picking up steam'' thing, please provide evidence for me, i'll truly appreciate that, i'm just talking facts here