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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by Xanthous, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Xanthous

    Xanthous Wii Will Rock You

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    Considering the system Nintendo has set up for purchasing software through the Virtual Console (proprietary points rather than real currency) it seems Nintendo could find a variety of ways to give out these points.

    First-party Nintendo titles have an activation code inside the game case that allows you to create an account on Nintendo.com and register that product to your account. This online account can then be linked to your Wii.

    Why not reward players who take the time to register software (as Nintendo surely uses this valuable marketing info) by rewarding each registered title with Wii points?

    This certainly wouldn't be unlike Nintendo. They used this same online registration system several years ago to reward gamers who registered three GameCube games with a free copy of LoZ: OoT and LoZ:MM game disc.

    Nintendo wouldn't have to spend a cent to hand out these points to deserving gamers and it would certainly increase the number of people who take advantage of the Virtual Console (and in turn, lead to future VC sales).
     
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  2. mcorcoran80

    mcorcoran80 VC junkie

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    they probably like points because they can scam odd amounts of money out of you. If I buy the minimum of $10 for a $6 game, then' I've got $4 in worthless points, requiring me to buy at least another $10 of points. Then I buy 2 more $6 games and have $2 left over still. So add another $10 and then I have $12, so 2 more games and I've then spent $30 when all I wanted to spend was $6.
     
  3. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    Well hey it's better than a monthly fee lol.... With the points, nintendo can't over charge or under charge you.. Well they aren't giving them away, so life sucks lol...... but your idea is nice, because you would have to spend 50 bucks on a game or whatever to get some free points
     
  4. AZ_Wii_Tard

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    You realize you don't need a card to buy these points, you can use a credit card to buy the points right off the VC. And if Nintendo just gave out these points they would not make any money. They do offer special things for registering products on their site. They have 3 issues of Nintendo power for certain points, extend your Wii warranty for 3 months if you register your wii. I am sure in time they might offer things for the Wii VC but it might take some time to come out.
     
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    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    az wii tard you right though, it's all about making that money for nintendo but staying true to their fans....
     
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    The conversion of these games to an online downloading system, and setting up the Wii have a wireless connection, the Wii being dead cheap in the first place, the internet channel is free for now, the everybody votes channel is free, many of these channels and more to come will remain free. I don't see why everybody moans even though they aren’t that expensive, you clearly have no idea of the cost and effort to make these games so available to us!

    Just chill out, if you don't want to buy them don't buy them, however I do agree with the fact that you can buy points through with credit card, why can't you buy the actual game directly.
     
  7. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    They should make it so if you buy a related game you can download the old version for free.

    Example:
    Purchase: SuperSmash Bros Brawl
    Free: Super Smash Bros 64
     
  8. Amazine718

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    Go to this site http://www.*****************/?ref=32551. Sign up. And do offers. Once u get enough points cash them in for a Wii Points card. They will then email the code to you if they have it in stock or they will order it online and it will go directly to your house.
     
  9. Amazine718

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    fill in the asteriks with ************
     
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    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    Why are you cursing? and stop double postin? actually you triple posted.
     
  12. Amazine718

    Amazine718 WiiChat Member

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    i didnt triple post
     
  13. Amazine718

    Amazine718 WiiChat Member

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    AND WHY are they banning me from saying G A M I N G L A G O O N
     
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    get rid of the space
     
  17. Amazine718

    Amazine718 WiiChat Member

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    And then thats the site
     

  18. that sort of reply just reminded me of how hotdogs and buns are sold. theres always an excess of buns!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad2:
     
  19. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    Stop posting like that! what is wrong with you..... just edit the first post you mad. why you have to keep posting like that. You are doubling posting if 2,3,4 or 5 of your posts comes back to back right after the other
     
  20. Amazine718

    Amazine718 WiiChat Member

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    W/E. I'm new and i already wanna leave this forum.
     

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