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So do you feel that the VC games you've purchased weren't worth the price?



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Khuutra said:
So do you feel that the VC games you've purchased weren't worth the price?


Oh wow good question. I'm satisfied. That's how I truly feel. I like the games and they're still more VC games I wish to buy, but I expect more coming from Nintendo you know. And because I'm familiar with these classic games I pick carefully. And yeah I know it may sound like I'm giving up in the end and willing to pay, well I love these games and I know Nintendo's not going to reduce their prices (well anytime soon that is).


But you know, a demo service would be greatly appreciated.

 



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Yea it depends. I haven't got enough but from what i do have, SMB LL, SMB3, MM2, Shinobi are wirth it mostly.

Infact i bought less satisfying WW games, Driiftmania, MM9 (too difficult) and Orbient



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 theARTIST0017 said:
Khuutra said:
So do you feel that the VC games you've purchased weren't worth the price?

Oh wow good question. I'm satisfied. That's how I truly feel. I like the games and they're still more VC games I wish to buy, but I expect more coming from Nintendo you know. And because I'm familiar with these classic games I pick carefully. And yeah I know it may sound like I'm giving up in the end and willing to pay, well I love these games and I know Nintendo's not going to reduce their prices (well anytime soon that is).


But you know, a demo service would be greatly appreciated.

That's fair. They did something like that in Brawl, but I don't think I played with the feature much...



my attitude is who cares?

ive prolly dropped 3 bills on vc and wii ware, and i dotn feel too bad generally.

ten bucks is nto so bad, its easily run on hd tv etc.



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As someone who bought games such as Mario RPG, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger just before the release of the Wii for much more than 8$ each, I can tell you they are not overpriced. Sure, they are just a ROM dumps of games that were released years ago but it's still the best price you can find.



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There is only one problem with the VC...

Where the hell is Yoshi's Island!?



theARTIST0017 said:
johnsobas said:
theARTIST0017 said:

Sorry I've had a gripe about the prices for Virtual Console games. They charge us $5 for Nintendo games, $8 for Super Nintendo games, and a whopping $10 for N64 games. Now if you think about it some of these old games cost more than Wii Ware games themselves, which im more willing to pay for because those are brand new games. And this goes for the games for the other consoles too like Genesis and NeoGeo.

I believe they should be Nintendo - $2, SNES - $4 N64 - $5 or $6

I know Nintendo is a business and I have VC games but I think Nintendo needs to reconsider their prices. We should make a petition. Your thoughts.


You need to do a better job explaining why you think VC games are overpriced, all you did was say old games should be cheap. 

I don't really understand this logic, an old game is new to someone who hasn't played it.  These games almost all used to cost $50 new and many were made to be fun for a long time.  Some of these games are more worth $50 now then some of the games coming out now. 

Why is it so much to you?  I can't see how anyone would have a problem with VC prices but be perfectly fine with wiiware prices and current new release retail titles.  VC is just like wiiware and retail, some games are worth it and some aren't.  Actually I'd have to say more VC games are worth it, because you can justify paying $8 to play an 8 hour game but I don't know how you can justify paying $60 for an 8 hour game. 


1. I think they are overpriced because they are old. Whenever a product in a market gets older, they start to depreciate in value. Dont mind that people are selling sealed copies with a "Brand New" next to it for $80 or &763.95 or whatever they're old. I'm sorry i admit i failed to mention that in my original post.


2. Which brings me back to my original point about NEW and OLD games. I used this example once before. WiiWare and Virtual Console games are both sold in the same online market place. It's like walking into a Gamestop and seeing Gamecube games being sold for 49.99 the same price as Wii games. Now that wouldnt be right. Not only that some of these old games cost more than Wii Ware games themselves. Its poorly setup (the VC prices I mean).


3. sguy78, yes I know they're affordable nobody ever said anything about their affordability.

 


No i don't follow your logic.  You're saying because it' old it has to be cheap and i just don't agree with that.


However even if  I did it still doesn't mean you are right, it's not like selling a GC game for $50, they're not selling NES games for $50, they're selling them for $5.  If we were to follow Nintendo's formula so far it goes NES - $5, SNES - $8, N64 - $10, then GC would be either $12 or $13 if we followed the pattern.  It's like walking into gamestop and seeing new GC games being sold for $13, omg.



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makingmusic476 said:

There is only one problem with the VC...

Where the hell is Yoshi's Island!?

 

Word !



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Sometimes VC games are an amazing deal. For example:

Harvest Moon (SNES) on VC: 8$
Harvest Moon (SNES) on Ebay: ~70$

Now if only they could find a way to release Earthbound on VC.