There are now more N64 games on the Xbox One than on Nintendo's own Wii U.
Wow I didn't know this I also didn't realize how much fun this nostalgia package would be
N64 games are coming to NX. Nintendo mentioned them for Wii U, but with the announcement of the NX I think as much as possible is being held off and put on that system. * I would....It gives the NX just one more selling point, and the more it stacks up the greater the appeal.
Nintendo originally planned for the Wii (Or Revolution at the time.) to be fully backwards compatible with their previous consoles but that never happened and they haven't done much with the Wii-U/3DS, i'm still wondering why games like Metroid Fusion ect aren't on the 3DS Eshop despite giving to ambassadors of the system.
I just wish Nintendo would release the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Rare Replay is a great value at 30 bucks. But then again I am a huge fan of old school. Not everyone is.
* I wish Wii U had 100+ N64 games, as N64 was one of my favorite consoles...still own mine, but I don't think we are getting them for Wii U this gen. * It makes more sense to put EVERYTHING into NX. The More Selling points...the more positives it has, the more appealing it will be. * Imagine NX with Better graphics than PS4, but with Nintendo's IPs + 3rd Party support, and some form of backwards compatibility or eshop for a huge majority of NES/SNES/N64/Gamecube games. This Rare replay game is pretty cool though, and I'll be getting it at some point specifically for Banjo-Tooie. Not sure why all the disagrees....do people still think Wii U is getting a bunch of N64 games or something ? It's not.
Until Nintendo fixes this - http://www.metacritic.com/b... and make their console region free - I will consider owning/investing in a nintendo system. The wiiU is not delivering at the moment from my perspective. These two factors are most important when I am looking at the console with the games being the most deciding factor. Which at the moment is pretty lack luster especially on the rpg side. OT - Rare Replay is a really impressive collection - feel like I am a kid again when revisiting these games!
Rare games was purchased by Microsoft in 2002 so it should not be a surprise that all games that are owned by Rare can be made for the XB1. Of course any game that was on the N64 that has Nintendo IP will definitely not be ported to the XB1 or even the PlayStation for that matter. In many respects this is not that different for Sega owned IP classics appearing as a collection on the PS3 and XBox360.
This requires a deeper analysis, it would be interesting. But just saying that Xbox One has more N64 games than Wii U is a pale and worthless comparison, especially when there's only one game of difference. However, this statement is accurate and I agree with it: "Xbox fans can enjoy those classic N64 games and 23 more for only $30, while Nintendo still charges $8 per Nintendo 64 game. Perhaps its time for Nintendo to reconsider its virtual console business model, when the competition is giving so much away for a much better price." That's right, we need cheaper prices and a smoother line of releases in the Virtual Console.
How is it a pale and worthless comparison? N64 is a Nintendo product. The fact that the Xbox One, a Microsoft product, has even one more N64 game than the Wii U, a Nintendo product, is worthy of comparison. A competing console has more of Nintendo's back catalog of the N64 than the company that made the console. That's just crazy.
But then again, when you look at it frok a differnet perspective, such as a 2015 console playing 80s/90s titles is considered newsworthy.
So your basically saying the company that owns the console owns all the games on the console? That's not how it works and Microsoft does not have any of Nintendo's games. If anything Nintendo has theirs when it comes to Rare's best games.
Oops, I missed the comment. I said it below, when Wii U gets eight games, what are we going to say now? That Xbox One has nearly the same quantity of N64 games as Wii U? That's why I'm saying the comparison doesn't really matter, Wii U will get more N64 titles and Xbox One not. But why does Xbox One have more games of that console, anyway? Because Microsoft is smart enough to release many old games in one sitting, AND CHEAP. 30 games for 30 dollars? Well, that's incredible! But what about Nintendo? An NES game every week for at least 4 dollars? A Super Nintento every two weeks for 7 dollars? A N64 game each month for 12 dollars? Wow, no. We can't have a decent collection of Nintendo's lecacy without investing less than 100 dollars. I want Nintendo's terrible decisions to stop, that's all.
uh because Nintendo is not only releasing N64 games but DS and Wii games as well at the same time.
Except it doesn't, if you include the VC offerings from the Wii mode. Xbone has a bit of BC but it can't even come close to comparing to what's on offer on the Wii U through both Eshops. Also, not only is it merely a single game's difference, it's also a fact that they won't be getting more than the Wii U in the long run. This whole article is just a cheap shot for the console war soldiers in Micro's camp to get their rocks off to.
"This whole article is just a cheap shot for the console war soldiers in Micro's camp to get their rocks off to." -Yet this news comes from wiiudaily.com -I'm a xbox fan, not a console war soldier but I bought the Rare Replay collection yet I wouldn't have known this unless a wii u site told me. -I do think its surprising however given Nintendo owns wii u, you'd automatically think at no point would X1 have more n64 titles available....that will certainly change but its still a interesting point to make, that's all. The pricing issues should be more of a concern for Nintendo fans.
This article is not correct. The Wii U is BC to the Wii which means it's BC to the Wii's eShop, which contains dozens of N64 games, most of which are better than the N64 games on Rare Replay. All of those games can be played on Wii U now.
"The fact that the Xbox One, a Microsoft product, has even one more N64 game than the Wii U, a Nintendo product, is worthy of comparison." But at the end of the day, Wii U is going to get more yes or yes. I didn't explain myself enough. The fact that releases on the Virtual Console are slow is the real issue here, alongside with the expensive prices.
can't argue with their logic on pricing, Nintendo should up their game, if at least they had their virtual consoles purchases spread across Wii, Wii U and N3DS (DS as well maybe, at least for 8 and 16-bit games)... their prices would make sense, the games run inside an emulator for each platform anyway... and having to re-buy my virtual consoles from the Wii days is the reason why 1 - I stopped buying them early on ... 2 I never got a Wii U (one of the reasons). I would also like Sony to bring PS Classics to PS4... :-(
Such a joke. Nintendo have such a massive arsenal of titles to use and they just aren't. Its like they're just sitting back drinking sake living off the success of the original wii and handhelds. They need a boot up their ass and make the NX all it can be!!!
And start a new generation of ips and mascots, and not 6 mario titles on their launch year.
This is the best post I've read all day next too hearing this homeless lady on my way home from work yelling at the top of her lungs. " I write bad checks like Michael Jackson! "
Same thing with Sony. I would like to download more PSN classics, but no. IIRC, the ps4 have none. ;_;
That is sad.
Whatever. We all know the Wii U is on its way out anyway. Zelda will be the title that closes the generation, much like Skyward Sword for Wii. The amount of VC titles on Wii U is still dwarfed by that the original Wii's selection. I am not sure how many VC titles, besides the GB and DS VC, that haven't been previously released on the original Wii. When the Nintendo NX comes out, they are in for a uphill battle and they won't escape their fate as a third party with their stubborn attitude towards the entire gaming community. They should start preparing to get their VC ready for iOS and Android in the likely event that their next console flops.
Thats where you're wrong. NX will havd third party support. At E3 Nintendo was supposedly gauging the intrest of the NX console And got postive feedback. Nintendo will be back soon enough. Im talking pre Cube Nintendo!
Wow! Nintendo loses again this gen.
nintendo doesn't want the wii u to have VC games...
Wii u has been getting plenty of Wii games and GBA/DS Games a couple of N64 games (Donkey Kong 64) but loads more they need to release and they seem to have completely forgotten about the virtual console on 3DS, GBC has dried after barely 5-10 games GBA is non exsistent except for us 3DS Ambassadors, No SNES games 3D classics have even dried up Nintendo did 5-6 then Sega release 10 in less than a year? Pull your fingers out Nintendo how hard can it be to have a team dedicated to porting Virtual Console games.
Boo old article
Disagree's for fact... Bad times the game came out on Tuesday as did these articles but hey ho, agree from me for what it's worth buddy ;)
Well, too be fair if you download from the Wii shop channel, which is accessible from the Wii U, the Wii U's library of N64 games is significantly larger.
That's actually so embarrassing
It sucks I can't play Star Fox 64, Mario Kart 64 without having to emulate them in Wii mode on my Wii U. I've upgraded all my SNES and NES Virtual Console games.
Nintendo needs a Mario's Ultimate N64 Collection.
Take notes Nintendo.
Had no idea there was more N64 games on the Rare Replay than the Wii U virtual console. Either way, does it really matter? I'm sure more will be added, especially with the NX on its way.
Now is a perfect time for Nintendo fans to pick up an Xbox One.
No thanks. I'm waiting for the PS4 to go down in price and free its multiplayer from the paywall. Micro won't ever ditch paywalled multiplayer.
PS won't stop with the multiplayer through PS+, just get a ps4.... it's well worth it.
@Bryank I'm well aware about how good the PS4 is. But I refuse to support paywalled multiplayer. The only way I'll get a PS4 in its current form, is if they get more single-player games that interest me, and drop the price to compensate for the lack of games due to no proper backwards compatibility. That way I won't have to worry about PS+ and the price-to-game ratio will feel balanced enough for me to justify the purchase. Until then, PS3 and Wii U are better for my gaming needs.
Nintendo has just dropped the ball in so many ways on Wii U.
Microsoft has more Rare games that were released on the 64. Bam title fixed.
Nintendos VC pisses me off, GBA should be on the 3ds and N64/GC games should be on the Wii U, but no because they hate money
Nintendo has mentioned that it is difficult for port games from one console to the next. This is problem that they are trying to fix and hopefully it will be fixed with the NX. Just imagine the NX at launch with backwards capability for GC, Wii, Wii U and all VC games. Back on type. I don't care what console Rare Replay is on. As I have all three consoles.
Great games, great collection, BUT (for me), so much chewed meat. Don't get me wrong, I would snap up this collection if it were available for either WiiU or PC, but at the same time I can't help but feel reality would squish my fond memories. Some things are best left as treasured memories. SM3DW, Smash, MK8, Tropical Freeze, 101, Bayonetta 2, etc, etc, etc. I don't feel Nintendo are neglecting me via my WiiU.
It's twisted and makes me puke a little in my mouth that this happened. Can MS do anything original? No, they have to steal old classics from Nintendo to gain a little traction. They are a disgrace.
At least MS is actually releasing those games, if Nintendo owned the IPs they would never see the light of day. Or when they did release, Nintendo would overprice them like every other overpriced VC game. Nintendo is a greedy company, and your comment is a pitiful thing to complain about.
Spot on! Nintendo might as well slowly crank up subscrition rates and make me pay on TOP of that to play the Wii catalog.
Xb1 is destroying the competition for game quality. And the games will just keep on coming !!
...and a bunch of PS2 games ended up on 360, and Dreamcast games on OG Xbox.... So what's the point? Goes to show MS struggle with creating their own in-house IP. Practically every studio has been acquired. I wouldn't brag on sloppy seconds. Nintendo/Sony began their debut consoles with their own in-house teams, and by hiring individual talent to assist their own Devs. Sony/Nintendo have purchased studios too, but MS survive on purchasing entire companies/studios. Even Windows was purchased in the 1970's for $100 by Mr. Bill Gates. Clever Move. MS rarely create their own IP, I struggle to think of 1. All MS have done is buy the rights to IP's. Masterchief is Xbox No.1 mascot, but was purchased along with Bungie. Halo was a Mac game. I consider myself a fairly neutral guy (checkout my Comment History), but I won't play this BS denial game. If it upsets people, learn to deal with reality, instead of reality TV /
Xbox keeps going in the wrong direction
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