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Posted 1/24/14
I want Crunchyroll on the Wii U so I can remove my PS3 from the entertainment center. I have a GAEMS Halo UNSC Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment that I'd like to keep the PS3 in permanently, so I can take my fighting games with me at the drop of a hat.
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Nailez wrote:

I am a Wii U developer. I would be glad to make an app for CrunchyRoll on the Wii U but the question we have to ask is, is it wanted enough that it won't create a loss?


The more devices you can use CR on the better
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Posted 1/25/14 , edited 1/25/14
So... what exactly will it take to make this app happen? I kinda hate switching the HDMI cable between my Wii U and my laptop to watch anime only (I use my Wii U WAY more than my laptop). Sometimes I come to CR on the Wii U browser to see what animes were just updated and then look them up on other anime sites that stream to smartphones (HTML 5) so I can watch them through Wii U. But it's pretty annoying since I'm paying for quality and all I'm using it for is as an anime guide of sorts. And most of the time, I find the anime I saw in CR elsewhere, but the subs suck and the resolution is nasty.

So seriously... what needs to be done in order to make this app a reality? I mean PS4 has it and I think X1 has it when Wii U has been around longer and has more users at the moment. So what's the problem really?

Is it not profitable somehow? Is the attach rate greater on a Sony console (even though you've never even tried on a Nintendo console -_-)? Or are you guys just straight up Sony fans? I'd just be really nice if we had a reasonable explanation as to why a CR app can't be made for the Wii U...
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Posted 1/25/14

wushupants wrote:

Is it not profitable somehow? Is the attach rate greater on a Sony console (even though you've never even tried on a Nintendo console -_-)? Or are you guys just straight up Sony fans? I'd just be really nice if we had a reasonable explanation as to why a CR app can't be made for the Wii U...

Number of Wii U consoles sold to date: 5.52 million

Number of PS4 consoles sold since its launch in November, as of earlier this month: 4.59 million
(It should be noted that the PS3 app apparently required very few changes to be recompiled for the PS4)

PS3 worldwide sales to date: 82.44 million


You can also look at the following chart and note all the consoles that the Wii U has yet to outsell:
http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/

Getting on a game console typically requires more than just coding an app and pushing it out. It also requires the cooperation of the manufacturer of the game console. Given that their has been no app for any Nintendo platform (including the popular 3DS with 42.63 million units sold), Nintendo itself could also be a stumbling block.
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My thanks, oh great Wise Wizard.

It just surprises me 'cause like you said, the 3DS has a large enough install base (and especially the original Wii which could net CR quite a few downloads) but I didn't take into consideration that Nintendo themselves could be the obstacle.

I would hope that's not the case, but I don't have any facts to go by in their defense or against it, so *shrug*. Thanks again.
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Posted 2/9/14
It'd be great if I could get it on the Wii U, the 3DS too would be cool...
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Posted 2/16/14
I'd sure like to be able to stream on my wii u.
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Posted 2/22/14
WiiU app would be handy
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Posted 3/11/14
make this happen please!


commenting from my wiiu gamepad, sad i just found out i can't watch anime on this.
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Posted 4/1/14
i want an app for the wii u please
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Posted 4/23/14
Please do this already. I would straight up buy a year's subscription upon the announcement.
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Posted 4/25/14 , edited 4/25/14
I clicked the link to this thread, and this appeared:



Come on CR, we want a Wii U app please! D:
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Posted 4/25/14
massive support
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Posted 4/26/14
i would love this , since its a pain to keeping changing my HDMI port between wii u and pS3 whenever i wanna watch anime come on CR
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Posted 4/27/14
If they were to make a Wii U version I hope it has 2 things that the PS3 version doesn't have.

1) Headphone audio: Being able to plug in your headphones into the gamepad and have the audio go through that instead of the TV is something I've always wanted to do with the PS3 app but couldn't.

2)Navigating on the gamepad: Using the touchscreen and keyboard on the gamepad would make navigating through all the anime you want to watch much easier.

These are the only things that I'd want and would definitely make the app the superior version (for me anyway).
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