Nintendo "Pleased" with Virtual Console Pricing

Nintendo has told Eurogamer it has "no plans" to re-assess the price of a Virtual Console game on Wii, despite them being as expensive as newly developed titles on the (now well-established) WiiWare channel.

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eagle212963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Virtual Console is the best deal on classic games I have ever seen in my entire life. Some games like Super Mario RPG (SNES) or Sin And Punishment (N64) will run you $100 or more to find. But you can get them for $8.00 or $10.00 with NES games only $5.00. Wiiware games are priced pretty fair, but the classic games are the real steal. :)

SpoonyRedMage2963d ago

I'm happy with the service.

I'd say if you look at the recent Wiiware games they're becoming much better priced in relation to content and quality.

A lot of it is due to Nintendo making comprimises such as with Rage of the Gladiator which was 1000 points instead of the initially planned 1500.

PirateThom2963d ago

Rarer games are obviously a steal, but there's a lot of games, even the original Super Mario Bros. or Mario World that are dirt cheap in, my preferred, cartridge form. I managed to pick up a fully boxed version of NES games for about £10 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bart vs the Space Mutants admittedly) and unboxed games, like Bionic Commando, for about £2.50.

I'm not knocking the service though, the number of consoles represented and the number of games on the service in such a short space of time is amazing and I hope it will continue to grow.

SinnedNogara2962d ago

Agreed, the prices are set at the correct point. The only gripe is that they barely put up new N64 games on the VC. The WiiWare games are well priced too, for the most part.

ZombieAutopsy2963d ago

Just got my Wii about a Wiik ago and still haven't bought any VC games yet, do they play just like the original or do some of them have better frame rates and such? because from what i remember a lot of N64 games had terrible frame rates.

SinnedNogara2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

Well, they did do some graphical improvements for Star Fox 64, so it's highly likely.

I would read this for some more information.

Mahr2962d ago

VC pricing is fine, but it would be nice if it were easier to actually transfer the games to a different system.