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Nintendo sells 10M Virtual Console games!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by T3kNi9e, Feb 6, 2008.

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  1. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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  2. CantGetAWii

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    Pretty good numbers eh?

    If Nintendo plans on keeping this going they better release a hard drive of some sort, especially with WiiWare on the horizon.
     
  3. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Wait...

    People rent the crap that Nintendo shovels onto VC? Wow. So unless they rented 10 million downloads of the Mario and Zelda games, I don't get it. 95% of what's on there is a giant pile of cow dung. Seriously.
     
  4. Milkman

    Milkman WiiChat Member

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    Do you own a Wii? It's not a rental, it's a purchase. There are dozens of great titles, dozens more I don't care about, but what do you expect?
     
  5. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    It's not a purchase. Do you physically own anything after downloading it? Can you do what you want with it? Can you take it to a friends and play it? Can you play it on another Wii?

    You don't own the game after downloading it. You just pay for the rights to play it on your Wii.
     
  6. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    lol that still owning it, just in the modern sence of the word... how many people have huge librarys of MP3's that buy from apple I tunes? they would argue they own it...lol and Nintendo will replace your VC games if something happens to your console and you have everything registed.

    Not sure Apple would do the same if you deleted your downloaded songs off your computer and only had them on your I-pod that you broke.. ha ha probably take a decent list of credit card recipts and proof that your computer was totaled... :lol: :lol: crime scene photos and all

    Still decent numbers there are tones of games with alot of cool classics but also alot of old no-names as well. But thats only 1 download for every 2 Wii's and its a little over a year now. Not that they pay anything for the VC games its nothing but profit im sure.

    Wii ware will be the test and they need to figure out how to expand our memory be it through SD/External Hard Drive, quick or it will be a downside of the Wii to the download freaks..
     
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    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Great news. Take that, everyone complaining about Wii's low software sales.
    Wow, crud argument of the month.
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    I agree He is gonna be really upset in a few years from now when the majority of entertainment that we own is downloaded.

    It will end up being cheeper but if you want to change it into physicall media to take to a friends your gonna have to dump it on physical media yourself.
     
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    Barbz911 is a true Brawler

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    what are you talking about
    obviously you dont own it
    if you buy a wii do you own nintendo?
    its yours
    do whatever you want with it
    renting is if you borrow it then give it back
     
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    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    Hey. I got a good idea.

    Instead of arguing and spamming about the meaning of a word, let's actually comment on the article at hand.


    10 million VC games.
    That's pretty amazing.

    Not releasing a harddrive of sorts would be not very smart.
    Especially if they release their own branded harddrive.

    Parents would buy it.
    And people who don't know better.


    Nintendo's got a serious cash flow here.
     
  11. T3kNi9e

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    Personally I think Nintendo's VC software is great. If I had to pick from buying only VC games or only Wii games I think ill go with the VC hands down. Which is making me wonder why the hell I havent bought any Wii points yet... o_O
     
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    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    LOL! That's a terrible analogy. When I buy a Wii I don't own Nintendo, obviously. But I DO own my Wii. I can do whatever I want with it. I can take it anywhere I want. Play it anywhere I want. Whatever.

    With a VC download, you can play it only on their terms on your console. If you were the owner of the game, you'd be able to do what you want with it, such as borrowing it to a friend. Can you borrow VC games to friends or anyone for that matter? No. You don't own it. You simply purchased the license to play it. You do NOT own the game.
     
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    atomheart, type in "sd card" next time you're on google.
     
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    shut the fk up..... jesus

    10M amazing!
     
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    Sounds like you are one of those people who thinks that video games only came into existance when the PS2 was released. They actually existed for many years before that and a lot of the VC games are considered to be classics by many people.

    Some of the games may be too hardcore for some as 80's and 90's games were notoriously difficult, Ghosts 'n Goblins for example (although I completed it when it was released) but they are made a little easier on VC by the added save game features.

    As for the rental comment, you do actually own the game when you buy it as you can delete it and then download it again for free. Nintendo can also transfer the VC games to another Wii if you ever need to replace it.

    10 million sold is a lot but what I really want to know is when will Pilotwings make it to the VC? :mad2:
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    *sigh* you need help. You can take your VC games anywhere, you just take your Wii, you do own it, you have bought it. You do not own exclusive rights to it, no one said that's what they meant. Atom, be quiet.

    @AOW you can't transport via SD unless they have the VC game in question.

    As per the VC records, very nice indeed. I do agree that Wii will need to release an external hard-drive (or make current ones on the market compatible) to succeed as a lot of Wii fanatics are quickly running out of disc-space.
     
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    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Can you put a VC game on a card and bring it to a friends house and play it? Can you transfer the VC game from one Wii to another? If you truly owned the game, don't you think you should be able to do that?

    Heck, you can't even play VC games off of the SD card; they're just for backup.
     
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    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    So if you actually own a VC game, what does that mean for actual game cartridges? Do you SUPER own them? Because you can't say that "owning" a VC game is equivalent to owning an actual game? Right?

    Man, I forgot how infuriatingly difficult it can be to try to reason with children...
     
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    WOW sweet! I wonder what people are buying. Thats like two VC games for every Wii huh? Crazy... I know I'm having fun with it. I would blow the money on movies anyway so this is great. Looks like Wiiware better get rolling and some kind of solution for expanding the frig to a walk in freezer would be nice.

    I'm not going to comment on the OWNAGE of a VC game.
     
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    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    It's actually 1 game per 2 Wii's. But I'm sure that it's primarily driven up by hardcore users who purchase the licenses to tons of VC games. I know that there is at least one person in the VC forum here who has purchased the licenses of pretty much every VC game...

    Waste of money I say...but whatever.
     
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