Classic games on the Wii to be fairly cheap

By Justin Mann on June 8, 2006, 11:23 AM
A feature long-discussed and anticipated for Nintendo's Wii has been it's support for legacy games. The new system's “virtual console” feature, akin to many other modern consoles, allows games from older systems to be purchased and played on the new system. Unfortunately, in the past the price has often been a bit steep, as high as $25. Many people had issues with paying so much for software that was released decades ago with little or no change.

Nintendo has overcome this, and to get classic games onto the new console it will only run you from $4.50 to $8.99. This may result in the Wii having much more success with classic game use, on top of the games being downloadable via the Wii itself.




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DragonMaster said:
Still a bit pricey...
canadian said:
Not bad, cheaper than buying it used from like, a pawn shop.
smtkr said:
I'll probably buy more of these than new games. It's still a bit ridiculous when you consider that these games have already made a ton of money. This is pure profit (sans the negligible cost of bandwidth). They could have offered everything from a $1-$5 range and still made a killing.
MirageKnight said:
Yeh aspecialy if there are hard core gamers that have been playing for years. But i suppose there will be lots of young gamers that want to experience the "old style" of gaming. whats realy bugin me though is which company there going to go with so that you can get the game of the net,
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