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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by longfellow110, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. longfellow110

    longfellow110 Wii Owner

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    Is it just me or are the VC games expensive?

    Its like 500-1000 points for a game, $20 for 2000 points. So thats like $5-10 a games. Anyone else feel the same?
     
  2. Homesrfan

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    10$ for an N64 game is a bit much... I think they should cut the prices. You can pickup games like that for much cheaper, but I want them on my Wii. :(
     
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    Wiiboy93 Proud Wii Owner

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    Yea I think all VC games should be $5 or less
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    i hope they come out with something like XBLA for the xbox, they could make some really fun games, and take good advantage of the Wiimote
     
  5. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    The price will probably go down later, or maybe have some way of earning free points. I hope...
     
  6. White Knight

    White Knight Zap! ******

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    Wouldn't be surprised if someone finds a way to hack them, like downloading a rom off the internet (or your hard drive), and somehow putting it on an SD card. Wonder if that would work...
     
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    I think the prices are fair to be honest..
     
  8. longfellow110

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    I think that they need to lower the prices just a tad. Or make bundles. If they made bundles or deals for buying a few games at a time that would work.
     
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    Silent-Sniper ↑ Awesome ↑

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    Nintendo deserve the money they are great!

    I mean come on whats a few pounds here and there for a classic game!
     
  10. frontsidefish

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    Or we could have websites like this!
     
  11. jus.

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    Take it from somebody who paid $99 for Mario 64 once, $10 is not a lot to ask.
     
  12. jlspec

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    They are a little to expensive. I would love to see it some where like 500 points for N64 games, 100 points for NES, 250 for SNES/Gen; and 150 for Turbo 16. I mean come on, they are old games and they can't even be carry over to another friends Wii system. A used/new N64 game is now like $5 to $10. In any case they are going to making profit because they are not losing money in kind production (CD/DVD/Cartage). Lets just pry that they have someway of winning Wii points.

    I however did buy Mario 64 for 1000 points for my GF.
     
  13. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    you mean go on the inernet channel and do that?? hmm... interesting idea, but they aren't nearly as good as XBLA
     
  14. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Certified Public Asshole

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    I think you guys think it's expensive because your parents are actually purchasing the online games for you. :)
     
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    PARENTS!!! Sorry dude, I buy my own games and pay my own rent. I'm a IT Tech and I'm pretty sure I make pretty good money :crazy: . I own both the PS3 and Wii, it's just I and my GF like the Wii better. PS3 is a bargin for a Blue-Ray DVD player. What I'm saying is that they are over price for a legal Rom.
     
  16. Bulldogxx831

    Bulldogxx831 Boredom at it's best

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    If our parents paid for it what would we care how much it costs.
     
  17. jus.

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    they have to pay to license these games all over again. and to have them re-reviewed. and for the servers. and for yo mama.
     
  18. Haz

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    This is unlikely, as a ROM has to be emulated (e.g. Project64). A ROM that is designed to be emulated by an N64 emulator would not work at all on the Wii. Someone would have to rewrite the code for all the ROMs so they could work with the Wii system (you can not install an N64 emulator into the Wii).

    I don't think the cost is too high when you look at it in context. How many VC games are you planning on downloading? My N64 is still plugged up to my TV and has Perfect Dark plugged in. My Nes is somewhere in my house, but they all work well still. So I can't see myself purchasing games I already have. So unless the VC has something to offer that I don't already have, I can't see it being a massive drain on my bank balance.
     
  19. Bulldogxx831

    Bulldogxx831 Boredom at it's best

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    You could play with the gamecube controller
     
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    That’s not true a ROM is the binary image dumped from the EPROMs on the cartridge PCB. If I dump an N64 ROM any emulator should be able to support it. I would venture to guess that the only difference with the Wii ROMs is that they contain encrypted information in the header of the ROM containing your Wii's serial #. This is something that could easily be inserted by patching the ROM before copying it to a SanDisk. Eventually someone may come up with a means of installing your own emulators its been done with the Dreamcast and Xbox.


    As for the price I think what Nintendo is charging is ridiculous. I would not be surprised if Nintendo was generating the same profit or more on the titles as they did when they were originally released. PC Gamer a couple years ago did a piece on the profit the developer actually sees on a $50 title. It came down to a several bucks after deducting the packaging, shipping, shelf space, etc expenses. With the VC titles Nintendo does not have the middle man expenses. They have the one time expense of writing the emulator, verifying the ROMs they offer, and the cost of the servers hosting the ROMs.
     
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