How much would you pay for Super Mario Bros. 3? Chances are you paid full retail for it on NES and then maybe you paid $34.99 for it when it came out in October of 2003. How much would you pay to play it on your Wii?
Nintendo president Saturo Iwata addressed the Virtual Console pricing in a talk he gave in Japan. Games will cost between 500 and 1000 yen, this converts to between $4.50 and $8.99 for Virtual Console games over here. Those prices stay pretty competitive with Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade prices, which has gamers paying between $5 and $12 for Arcade titles.