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Will Virtual Console Succeed?

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by NintendoDude64, May 18, 2006.

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Will Nintendo Succeed with virtual console

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  1. NintendoDude64

    NintendoDude64 Wii mote user

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    Virtual Console

    will nintendo wii succeed with the virtual console
    or will it go the way of the dreamcast :cool:
     
  2. Veiron

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    The Virtual Console will clearly not 'go the way of the Dreamcast' since it is not an actual system. I do think it will succeed, but it needs a bit of work (or we need some more info.). Either way. :scared:
     
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    We're talking about old school gaming going back 20+ years. This will be a hit right off the bat. This may Nintendo's biggest cash flow, and this will be all profit so Nintendo can't lose in this area. The Virtual Console will the biggest reason why people who were undecided at first will buy the Wii.
     
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    Speaking of the Dramcast, I hope they include games from it on the Virtual Console. If they can do N64 games, I can't see why not Dreamcast.
     
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    Im havent really played Dreamcast but the more Virtual Console game options the better.
     
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    Will Nintendo 64 games really be on Virtual Console? If so, that'd be awesome... I'm looking forward to play all those oldschool SNES games again too.
     
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    I think that the N64 games won't translate well onto the Wiimote, nor DC if they import them.
     
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    Actually, we won't be using the Wiimote to play the older, "classic" games. They have a classic controller coming out just for that.

    However, I will have to agree that the N64 games will still not translate well to the new classic controller as it is totally different than the original N64 controller. For those of you who have not seen it, it is shaped very much like the old SNES controller, except with analog sticks.

    Yes, you can reasign buttons on the new classic controller for the N64 games, but the feel just wouldn't be the same. It is shaped completely different. Again, I just don't think it will transfer well.

    I think they should have a N64 "classic controller" or have it as a shell with the Wiimote.
     
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    aaa yay is me is it?

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    i think that the WII will be a big hit but ps3 and xbobx 360 will be the winners in the end. but nintendo might and i hope will win when or if they do another window:cool:
     
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    The only thing that will stop the vconsole from being a success would be security and high prices, or some stupid system that only lets you play when online (that would kill it).
     
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    is virtual console a site were you can downloade/buy nintendo 64 games... ??????:confused:
     
  12. Hobbun

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    I'm not sure if it will be a site or some sort of software you access. But it will be done through your Wii console. You will not only be able to download N64 games, but also NES, SNES, Sega (Genesis), and Turbo-Grafx games as well.
     
  13. Think_Tank

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    Well one factor could be the size of the games... the N64 games were cartridge sized (with a maximum size of 32 mb if Im not mistaken), whereas the Dreamcast had 1gb sized discs!

    It would be really interesting to experience Dreamcast games on the wii... but then again the memory announced (512) is not enough for even one game!
     
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    True, the discs had a lot of memory for the time, but most Dreamcast games didn't really take advantage of all that space. Besides, you can also use SD memory cards if you don't have room on the flash memory.
     
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    Indeed, most discs didnt take full advantage of the space... but still, 600 mb for example are more than enough!! Plus how many SD cards could one have around if he wants to have, say, 3-4 DC games?? Then theres also the issue of the speed of an SD card, the issue of dishing out doe for extra SD cards, the issue of how much it would take for such games to be downloaded (because of their size) etc. etc.

    The only "hope" for such a possibility (which i would REALLY like to see on the wii) is a new method of compression so that game size could be decreased and therefore the above problems could be solved...
     
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    The Wii wont have Dreamcast games unfortunately, Microsoft have already claimed them for xbox live arcarde (i heard this in a news site podcast a while back)

    The ps3 has broken down before it got to the starting line. The 360 had a head start but Wii will catch up in no time. There will be one winner in the end. Nintendo.
     
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    Do you know when they're gonna start putting DC games on there?
     
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    If that will be indeed the case in the end, there goes a great feature... well, therez alwayz all the other consoles!!!
     
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    No im afraid i don't sorry. The one time in the podcast is the only thing ive heard about it.
     
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    I think Virtual Console will be great, being able to play most of those awesome games on SNES and N64 on the Wii. It definitely won't go the way of the Dreamcast 'cause it's only part of the system.
     

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