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Submitted by WiiWareWave 1038d ago | opinion piece

WiiWareWave Discussion: Wii U is not backwards compatible

The recent Nintendo Direct, most notably as Wii U Direct, has a “bit” of controversy at the WiiWareWave site. Repurchasing Virtual Console title isn’t really new. There are a few NES titles available to download from the Nintendo 3DS for which there is no current way to download them for free to those who previously purchase the same title from the Wii, despite the fact that both systems are connected to the same Club Nintendo account. (Balloon Fight (Virtual Console), Wii U)

Neonridr  +   1038d ago
I do find it a little stupid that I have to pay $1 to redownload any VC titles that I transferred from my Wii to my Wii U so that I can play them on the Wii U VC, instead of having to boot up the Wii U in Wii mode to play them for free. Since booting up the Wii mode takes so god damn long, I am probably going to have to resort to repurchasing them, but thank god I only have like 10 VC titles. What if I had 100? You would expect me to shell out $1 per title for the convenience of playing them on my Wii U?

I guess the $1 can be attributed to the fact that at least we can play the games on the gamepad, that alone is worth the extra $1 in my mind...

But it's still a little low for Nintendo to make us pay again to get the same title..
iamnsuperman  +   1038d ago
"but thank god I only have like 10 VC titles. What if I had 100?"

Your lucky. I am not sure many will have a hundred but still. I think it is a bit off for Nintendo for doing this. It isn't like $1 for several titles it is $1 per title. It adds up
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Neonridr  +   1038d ago
absolutely, it definitely adds up.

Here's hoping that titles download easier than on the Wii Virtual Console Shop. Downloading a title there seemed to be painstakingly slow. I want to try out the Wii U VC to see if they've at least improved it. Downloading an N64 game seemed to take forever on that slow thing. And all we had to watch was Mario running along and jumping into a coin block every once and a while..
wiiulee  +   1038d ago
it really doesnt need to be backwards compatible its not the same systems...but the games will be downloadable and playable on the wiiu just as nintendo says

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