Author Topic: Should pre-installed software be listed?  (Read 238 times)

Should pre-installed software be listed?
« on: March 31, 2020, 02:52:23 am »
I was looking at my digital 3DS collection and I noticed about half of what I have listed is pre-installed software. This is software that comes pre-installed on every 3DS and cannot be deleted. Does it make sense to keep listings for these on the site?

Examples:
AR Games https://vgcollect.com/item/22986
Face Raiders https://vgcollect.com/item/20804
Mii Maker https://vgcollect.com/item/74781
Nintendo Video https://vgcollect.com/item/44101
StreetPass Mii Plaza https://vgcollect.com/item/22987

I don't think it's pre-installed but Netflix also has a listing. Only digital version of Netflix currently on the site. https://vgcollect.com/item/49744

Exclusions?
Find Mii - This is a game within StreetPass. Not sure if that should just be considered DLC for StreetPass but they also sold a few other games within StreetPass that weren't included for free. https://vgcollect.com/item/82136

Swapnote - I believe this was discontinued so still having it is kinda like having PT on a PS4. https://vgcollect.com/item/38548

Oh and here's another listing for pre-installed software but for PS4. The Playroom is pre-installed on all PS4 systems. https://vgcollect.com/item/86158

« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 09:13:03 am by tripredacus »

ignition365

Re: Should pre-installed software be listed?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 08:18:51 am »
Our listings are for store offerings only. The database is not for "data" and our site cannot be used in this way by data collectors.
Those listings should be removed.
I would say if the item can be removed and can be installed from the store, it could stay.

Netflix I would say should probably go though regardless, unless we're going to allow stuff like Hulu, Amazon Video, Disney+, etc on places like PSN/XBL.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 08:20:25 am by ignition365 »


tripredacus

Re: Should pre-installed software be listed?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 09:10:15 am »
The categories we have are for the store, so any item not in the store should not be listed in the store category.
Any item that is pre-installed to a device can be in the description of the specific console itself.
So, pre-installed things do not get separate listing. For example, we do not allow for a listing of Snail Maze for Sega Master System.

Need confirmation on Nintendo Video.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 09:13:19 am by tripredacus »

Re: Should pre-installed software be listed?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 10:31:22 am »
The categories we have are for the store, so any item not in the store should not be listed in the store category.
Any item that is pre-installed to a device can be in the description of the specific console itself.
So, pre-installed things do not get separate listing. For example, we do not allow for a listing of Snail Maze for Sega Master System.

Need confirmation on Nintendo Video.
Whoops. Nintendo Video was not at launch, my bad. I feel like it may have come pre-installed after the initial 3DS price cut but can't really find proof of that. It was a video service though and not a game.

I also left out Puzzle Swap which is a free part of StreetPass. https://vgcollect.com/item/82137

Download Play: https://vgcollect.com/item/174690

« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 09:18:30 am by tripredacus »

Re: Should pre-installed software be listed?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 11:43:58 am »
i agree with ignition365.
To me if it's something that cannot be uninstalled and is part of the OS or firmware than it shouldn't be in the database. It's just a console feature at that point.

Re: Should pre-installed software be listed?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 04:50:11 pm »
I’d say so. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as it’s a game.