Are Virtual Console Games Too Expensive?

Adam from Replayability joins Nintendo Enthusiast’s Youtube channel and starts off his addition to the team by asking “Are Virtual Console games too expensive?” Adam tackles the topic by comparing the cost of Virtual Console games to their cart counterparts and the results are quite interesting!

What do you think of his assessment? Do you find the price of Virtual Console games fair? Should they be offered at a lower price and is it fair to compare them to their cart counterpart?

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voodoochild3461422d ago

Lol. If nintendo did that they would have to price some games at north of $100. It goes both ways.

SpiralTear1422d ago

The price isn't what bothers me the most. It's really the selection. Could use more games overall.

Tross1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

To be fair, the retro selection on all three major systems could use more games. Nintendo doesn't seem to have any quality control with their selection, mind you, with great classics like Milon's Secret Castle, and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, in the mix, while other, better titles, are left out. To answer this question: yes, I think they are. A NES game costs about $5 on VC. For $1 more, you can get a PS1 classic off of PSN. A SNES title will set you back $8, with N64 games going for $10. At least they aren't as bad as MS, who I believe, at least at one point in time, was offering N64 titles from Rare, for as high as $15.

Edit: Ok, I've seen the vid, and Adam does make some good points. I downloaded Harvest Moon SNES on my Wii, when I first got it, for $8, and I saw the cart in a store for $108. I saved significantly there. I also don't own any of the original systems and what-not, so the convenience factor is there for me too. I guess there are two sides to it. If you own another 7th gen console, I'd highly recommend getting Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, over downloading the games individually on VC, because you get 49 games for $20, and on a disc, whereas, it would set you back almost $400 to get them all from VC. But, I'm sure if you were to try to collect all the games physically, it would set you back a lot more.

Xof1422d ago

To be fair, Nintendo is missing huge gobs of classic games, the only classic game Sony is really missing is Suikoden II, and Microsoft doesn't have any classic games. ~__~

dennett3161422d ago

Yes, they very much ARE too expensive. They're practically pushing people towards downloading complete Rom sets by charging so much.
Should be £1 per NES game, £1.50 per SNES and £2.00 per N64 at maximum.

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