Nintendo will offer up original games for download starting in 2008 according to Nikkei. The publication reports that Nintendo will offer games prices at no more than 1,000 Yen a piece to Wii owners.
Finally...mini-games at the price they SHOULD be sold at. What? Wii owners are actually gonna argue that?
So... $9 each should be the price for current mini-games... hmmm... you'd be willing to pay that? I guess you're a big wii fan... Wii Sports 5x$9=$45(free) Wii Play 8or9x$9=$72-81($50 with Wiimote)* Warioware hundreds.... Maybe there should be a required logic mini-game for everyone. If you're saying that groups of mini-games should be that cheap, then I certainly hope Sony follows suit with REALPLAY... *granted, I only like 3 or 4 of WiiPlay's games, so 3or4x$9=$27-36 - the $40 wiimote, I still come out ahead.
I like that they're finally doing this. It does bring us back to storage space though... there's gotta be a way to hook a USB HDD up to this thing. Storing pics, games, etc off the main memory just seems inevitable. I know it makes content protection harder, but it'll allow so much more...
Agreed, storage is quickly becoming the bottleneck for the Wii. Erasing and re-downloading VC titles when the built-in storage is maxed out is cumbersome. Also, owning multiple WiiWare titles will just not be possible w/ the 512mb of internal storage. Imagine if the Metroid preview channel had a downloadable playable demo. That would be very nice, though not possible w/out storage options as well. And using SD cards is undesirable for me. Nintendo has already licensed USB and filesystem middleware from eSOL ( http://www.esol.co.jp/engli... ) so I'm confident that we will have external storage for the Wii. The big question is, when? WiiWare is due to be launched early next year, so hopefully a firmware upgrade allowing external Wii storage will come soon.
Yeah, when I first woke up to the flashing blue light and a note from the Big N about a Metroid preview, I was excited because I thought it would be a playable demo. Then I remembered that the Wii's 512 mb... ><; Still, I'm sure they'll work it out. I hope they move on from puzzle and educational games, though. I mean, seriously.
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