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Furukawa said that Nintendo would like to deliver it's legacy platform games "in some form", during Nintendo's 79th annual meeting of general meeting of imbeciles, I mean, shareholders.

Well if that's what Nintendo would like to do with it's past titles, they could've, oh, I don't know, BROUGHT BACK THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE!!



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Meanwhile people with hacked Switches are already playing them. I don't understand companies.



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Yeah this doesn't make any sense. Just hire a small team to update and get older games running on Switch. Then put them up for sale in the eShop at a discount. Finally, make sure the eShop is continued to the next generation of Nintendo systems until the end of time. Anything older than Wii should be a $5 game tops. Nintendo would make millions doing this.

It doesn't make any sense why they shut down the VC, instead of just bringing it over entirely to the Wii U, and then the Switch.



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Barkley said:
Meanwhile people with hacked Switches are already playing them. I don't understand companies.

The people with hacked Switches represent a negligible share of Switch owners.  Also, to be blunt, the majority of those people were never going to pay for legacy games in the first place.  



DreadPirateRoberts said:
Barkley said:
Meanwhile people with hacked Switches are already playing them. I don't understand companies.

The people with hacked Switches represent a negligible share of Switch owners.  Also, to be blunt, the majority of those people were never going to pay for legacy games in the first place.  

That's not my point. My point is that people can get retro games running on every device under the sun, sometimes in a matter of days. It should be a doddle for Nintendo yet they don't do it. Neither did Sony with PS1 on PS4. I understand third party games would require contracts/agreements or whatever but their first party games should have been up ages ago.

Don't know what takes these companies so long.

Snes, GBA, GB, GBC and N64 games are all playable on the Switch with emulators, why can't Nintendo themselves do it?



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Nintendo is just dropping the ball on this one. No reason not to put their SNES, N64, GC and Wii titles on the Switch. At the very least offer collections like Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1 and 2. Do something. Nintendo is sitting on a treasure trove.



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After 2-4 weeks of delivery time you will get your order that contains a code to download the game on your Nintendo Switch.
After first activation you can play the game for up to 10h of playtime or 2 weeks of real time.
So you will never get bored with old games and can try out the whole libary. The game will even uninstall by itself.

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Cerebralbore101 said:
Yeah this doesn't make any sense. Just hire a small team to update and get older games running on Switch. Then put them up for sale in the eShop at a discount. Finally, make sure the eShop is continued to the next generation of Nintendo systems until the end of time. Anything older than Wii should be a $5 game tops. Nintendo would make millions doing this.

It doesn't make any sense why they shut down the VC, instead of just bringing it over entirely to the Wii U, and then the Switch.

Yeah 1-5$ for nes-gc games from nintendo.
Then charge 10-15$ for the Wii-WiiU games.

Sadly Nintendo never does that sort of thing....



Cerebralbore101 said:
It doesn't make any sense why they shut down the VC, instead of just bringing it over entirely to the Wii U, and then the Switch.

I think Nintendo sees compilations, remasters, and subscription models as the way forward for its older titles. Still, I don't see what's taking them this long to get more of its back catalog out. I at least want SNES games this year sooner or later.



Doesn't it look obvious that Nintendo plans to make more old games available in chronological order of past consoles? The longterm plan is to have a consistent revenue stream from subscriptions, so SNES games won't come until NES games are nearing their end and so on.

You can also expect the subscription fee to increase in price once more classic console games are available.



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