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    Nintendo ripping themselves off?

    OK i was just thinking about how my friends play some oldschool games and the pay $20-$30 to get an old n64 cartridge. Then we are able to go on VC with our wii's and buy a game for 10 bucks, and some for even less. So with no offense, my question is, is nintendo ripping themselves off?

    I realize that the games are so costly because they are rare and they can be cheap because nintendo obviously has every game ever made for their consoles and they can be reproduced virtually over and over and over again at no cost to them. So why dont they make us pay maybe 15 bucks. Don't get me wrong im glad pretty much all the games are 10 bucks or less.
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    Check out some of the prices of these same games on ebay and you may be surprised that they can be gotten cheaper than you may think, the NES games in particular.
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    no.
    simple, complete, answer, is no.
    all they have to do is make a game compatible with the wii (they dont touch the coding at all) then leave it for download. this takes extremely small amounts of money compared to the profit they make off of it.

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    Because they are no longer selling the cartiridges and now it is people and stores who own the cartridges.

    Stores buy the things off nintendo, we buy off the store.

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    not really..

    if u think about it... they already sold those cartridges to those retailers and most likely nintendo doesn't make cartridges anymore thus they sold all they have.

    Most likely those cartridges are used and sold by people who already bought it.

    As a matter of fact they are getting more money by reselling old games.
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    What's really happening is your friends are the ones getting ripped off
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    Think about it. Do you think Nintendo get any money from you buying old NES or N64 cartridges from 2nd hand shops?

    No. They already received the money years ago.

    The VC is the opposite of ripping themselves off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T3kNi9e
    What's really happening is your friends are the ones getting ripped off
    Yea. there getting 99.9% profit on all the games...
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    And if they price them too high, fewer people will buy them and they could end up making less money overall.

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    You realize that you're really the first person to say this, right?

    Everyone else here says "GAYMZ COST 2 MUCH."

    Me, I'd go get the rom.
    And a 20$ usb controller.

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