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curl-6 said:

Meanwhile the Nvidia Shield TV, also running on a Tegra X1, has official 1080p Nintendo ports of Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, and Donkey Kong Country Returns... only in China.

Yep, I remember when Super Mario Galaxy was released for the Shield thinking it basically confirmed that it was also coming to Switch. It's the same hardware that's in the Switch so not putting it on the Switch would be silly. Yet a year later and still nothing.



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Darashiva said:
And yet Nintendo continues the ridiculous dripfeed of games going for their online shop. They should have literally had every single first party NES, SNES and Gameboy game available for purchase since day one, but instead its maybe 1 or 2 games a week if we're lucky, most of which are either games I wouldn't spend more than five minutes on or games I've already played dozens of times on several different platforms.

I was actually 3 games per month then it dropped to 2 games, then back to 3 so you were generous with your 1 or 2 games a week.

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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.

I assume it was Furukawa's decision to shut down the VC.



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Nintendo is sitting on an embarrassment of riches, the greatest 1st-party backlog of all-time. Imagine NES, GB, SNES, N64, GBC, GBA, GCN, and Wii games. That's not even mentioning competitor's platforms like MS, GEN/MD, GG, SAT, DC, TG-16, Neo Geo, etc.

Nintendo clearly has some kind of plan to ring some money out of legacy titles, because I don't know why they wouldn't.



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RolStoppable said:
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.

The subscription model works for Nintendo as well, because it doesn't inherently devalue the IP. You can pay for timed access (monthly, yearly etc.) but you are never paying peanuts to buy their IP.

I agree completely with the two of you, in terms of Nintendo pursuing this model with this reasoning. 

As a consumer I hate it, though. First, I'd like to own games, and secondly, I do not like that older Nintendo games do not devalue as per industry standards. I still buy 3-4 year old PS4 games new for a solid price (15-20 bucks), and never picked up Donkey Kong Country Returns after its initial release because it refused to sell for a good price. At this point, Nintendo is my main victim of second-hand buys. Understandably, they are also the only company I ever buy new releases from, because I know the price will stay the same anyway. So far they're winning and I'm losing, the bastards. 



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Wman1996 said:
Nintendo is sitting on an embarrassment of riches, the greatest 1st-party backlog of all-time. Imagine NES, GB, SNES, N64, GBC, GBA, GCN, and Wii games. That's not even mentioning competitor's platforms like MS, GEN/MD, GG, SAT, DC, TG-16, Neo Geo, etc.

Nintendo clearly has some kind of plan to ring some money out of legacy titles, because I don't know why they wouldn't.

Stupidity, I guess.



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They'll be back as soon as they figure out how to remonetize them in such a way that it won't illicit backlash.



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Azuren said:
They'll be back as soon as they figure out how to remonetize them in such a way that it won't illicit backlash.

Who knows how long that'll take?



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It'll be made available to people who subscribe monthly to Nintendo Online "Premium" (base level only gets you access to NES titles).

Nintendo knows they stand to make more money from monthly revenue rather than selling a ROM once.

There's still an N64 Classic to sell first too. 



Soundwave said:

It'll be made available to people who subscribe monthly to Nintendo Online "Premium" (base level only gets you access to NES titles).

Nintendo knows they stand to make more money from monthly revenue rather than selling a ROM once.

There's still an N64 Classic to sell first too. 

I don't think the former is gonna happen, but it should.

I'd like to see Nintendo do sort of an NES Classic 2 and an SNES Classic 2.



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