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Petition: Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console Games to be Released in 60hz

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Please take a moment to sign our petition to Nintendo to release Wii U Virtual Console titles in 60Hz for PAL regions.

Within the aftermath of the news that Nintendo have started to release Wii U Virtual Console games in the older and slower 50hz format in PAL regions, we would like Nintendo Europe to make a change for the better.

Nintendo are aware of the situation given the masses of posts in the Balloon Fight Miiverse community about the 50hz vs 60hz situation, but to raise awareness and to try and perusade Nintendo to consider 60hz releases in Europe and Australia for PAL gamers, we have created a petition.

The original Nintendo Wii Virtual Console was heavily criticised for classic games outputting in 50Hz as opposed to the 60hz. Nintendo has addressed this on the 3DS, but the Wii U has taken a step back for the worse.

50Hz titles are generally 17% slower, have potential image and sound issues, letterbox bordering when compared to the same games in NTSC regions.

We would like Nintendo to change the way Virtual Console titles are handled in Europe and Australia and allow us to download the 60Hz games as the developers had originally intended, or at least have the option to if we wish.

The Wii U Virtual Console is launching this Spring - there is still time for Nintendo do make a difference for PAL gamers.

Please sign this petition so we can clearly highlight to Nintendo that this is an issue.

Please take a moment to sign our Wii U Virtual Console PAL Games in 60hz petition today and we shall forward the response to our contacts in Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo UK once reaching a solid figure.

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Done and done. Operation Rainfall was a mere drop in the ocean. Operation Cloudburst for PAL gamers. This scandal has gone on for far too many decades.

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Good job, jb.

Anything is worth a go at this point, and I have no intention of letting this slide.

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Aye - thanks - Not everyone has access to a Wii U so hoping this will do some good, we have a few contacts we can pass this along to. I'm sure fans wouldn't mind waiting a little longer for Wii U VC releases in Europe providing we can get them in the correct format or at least have the option to download the 60hz edition.

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Added. Hopefully it will help, though I believe the Miiverse comments (especially if it continues with later VC titles) will do the most good.


Aaand signed. DOUBLE ALL THE HERTZ!

Onwards, TO NOWHERE! Proud owner of Farming Simulator 2013.

Nintendo has addressed this on the 3DS

Why would it matter on the 3DS?

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Sonic_13 said:
Nintendo has addressed this on the 3DS

Why would it matter on the 3DS?


It's the inconsistency, 3DS VC titles are in true 60Hz but for some reason the full console versions are still watered down.

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Signed. 

A few sites may need to join forces here.

Signed! Its surely criminal that that games are being released in 50hz! 

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Linkyshinks said:
Signed. 

A few sites may need to join forces here.

Definitely - I've done the rounds and emailed our friends across the major sites and Nintendo blogs, hoping to get this active.

Please do share with other communities, Reddit, Facebook etc.

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I like that it allows you to add comments, makes it more real. Nice work JB!

Done as well. I was resigned to the way it is, but this is a good move. Might take ages to get there, but it's worth trying.

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Signed, shared, and will post about it on Miiverse, right away.

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classic gamer (guest) 25.01.2013 22:50#14

Whoever did the petition, please let other big Nintendo sites (like Gonintendo, NWR, N-europe), know about it. This is a really big issue for us European VC fans and it needs to get as much attention as possible.

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classic gamer (guest) said:
Whoever did the petition, please let other big Nintendo sites (like Gonintendo, NWR, N-europe), know about it. This is a really big issue for us European VC fans and it needs to get as much attention as possible.

Like our webmaster said above, he did that (not sure which websites he contacted though). If none of them picked up on this, maybe it's their own fault for not wanting to cooperate.

Let's all spread the word about it and make a long chain of reactions, it needs to change.

( Edited 25.01.2013 22:55 by RudyC3 )

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I pretty much emailed everyone of our contacts - big multiformat sites to Nintendo blogs -  to spread awareness and link to the petition but no-one's posted it so far unfortunately.

A few forums have picked it up, but nothing significant so far unfortunately.

Will try to get as much exposure for this as possible, but I wonder if it's just something people may not be too fussed about - the fact you have to register/sign in with FB/Twitter to the petition maybe throwing a few people off too I suppose!

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I messaged this popular YouTuber, Nintendomination, and he's put up his own comparison video between 50 and 60Hz, and linked to the petition : )


 

 

Man, as soon as 50Hz Balloon Trip came on, I literally burst out laughing. Laughing in pure DISGUST. It's actually disgusting.

The comparison vid is a great idea, though. Wondering if there's any other popular YouTubers who might do the same sort of thing.

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Hey dudes, the popular posts for the Balloon Fight Miiverse community are finally up, a lot of the most popular posts are 50/60Hz related! Go like them/comment in order to boost their popularity further, this is the best way to get Nintendo's attention!

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Azuardo said:
I messaged this popular YouTuber, Nintendomination, and he's put up his own comparison video between 50 and 60Hz, and linked to the petition : )


 

 

Man, as soon as 50Hz Balloon Trip came on, I literally burst out laughing. Laughing in pure DISGUST. It's actually disgusting.

The comparison vid is a great idea, though. Wondering if there's any other popular YouTubers who might do the same sort of thing.


Hahaha! That surely has to be over-exagerated! Is this true? I feel like i might not be able to cope with the extra speed! Games like F-Zero would be much faster! :O Maybe thats why GX might have felt like lightning fast compared to the predecessors!

I do get annoyed with the slowness on Street Fighter 2 sometimes....maybe its all beginning to make more sense now!

Oh cool, the videos here. 


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Of course it's true. This is BS we have had to put up and continue to put up with.

Look up some other 50/60Hz comparisons. We've been getting merked for too damn long.

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SuperLink said:
Hey dudes, the popular posts for the Balloon Fight Miiverse community are finally up, a lot of the most popular posts are 50/60Hz related! Go like them/comment in order to boost their popularity further, this is the best way to get Nintendo's attention!

Yay i have a popular post! Yeah me!!!


Azuardo said:
Of course it's true. This is BS we have had to put up and continue to put up with.

Look up some other 50/60Hz comparisons. We've been getting merked for too damn long.

Final Fantasy X

Sonic 1


I guess I never realised this! Back then i guess i didnt know any better...

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Most people didn't know, either. But once you go 60Hz, you never want to go back. I physically cannot play 50Hz games any more.

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Azuardo said:
Most people didn't know, either. But once you go 60Hz, you never want to go back. I physically cannot play 50Hz games any more.

I'm going through Metroid Prime 2 at the moment and that forces you play in 60hz! At least Retro knew what made sense...back in 2004...

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Flynnie said:
Azuardo said:
Most people didn't know, either. But once you go 60Hz, you never want to go back. I physically cannot play 50Hz games any more.

I'm going through Metroid Prime 2 at the moment and that forces you play in 60hz! At least Retro knew what made sense...back in 2004...


It's things like that which bug me. Nintendo made the steps that meant you could only play such high profile games like Metroid Prime 2 in 60Hz only. Now they go back and force feed 50Hz games back to us.

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