Ok just seen this…
Its great that they are doing special offers/Sales but I still don’t see that there is any real VALUE on offer here.
Nintendo need to create Value for their customers and then the profits will follow. This is how I would do it.
Make the Virtual Console cross platform -
When I purchase Megaman 2 it should be playable on my 3DS and My Wii U. I shouldn’t have to purchase twice.
Make the Virtual Console competitive (pricing wise) -
Not only do I as a consumer not want to buy this twice I certainly don’t want to pay $3 + twice. I don’t really want to pay $3+ dollars once, not for a game I have bought before 20 years earlier. (lets not pretend that the ease of access to these titles via emulators also don’t play a factor here).
The companies who made these games 20 years ago could not have ever realistically still expected to be making profits from them two decades later anyway so there is no risk of “loss” involved, everything is a “gain” at this point. Price them at 99 cents each etc, in line with the smart phone app ecosystems.
So now you would have a situation where the games priced appropriately, and you get the game for both your consoles. The purchase is a no brainer. Value has been created for the customer. You would gladly pay the price just for the convenience factor. Instead of Buying Megaman 2 I would probably buy 1 2 3 and 4.
I guarantee this approach would make them all more money in the long run through higher volume of sales. Everyone wins. And if it didn’t then I’d eat my hat.
Super Wii seems so obvious now doesn’t it? Missed opportunity.
The difference between XBO and 360 versions of games is truly negligible. Especially at this early stage when they are little more than upscaled ports. Anyone buying a PS4 or XBO at launch has been mugged off in my opinion. At least with the last gen you had the mighty step up to HD…. This Gen you have more realistic Crowds in FIFA. YAY.
I have mine too. Massively underrated. But at least the games are starting to roll in now.
I really dislike this notion the with newer more powerful consoles comes “better” games. I see no direct correlation between “release date” and “game quality”…
What I mean by this is, every new game isn’t better than every older game that came before it. Every “generation” of consoles has some great games and has its share of stinkers.
Of all the games I would list in a, lets say “top 20 best video games ever” list, only a fraction of them would be from the last gen. I think most gamers who have been playing games for the last 20 years would agree. I know each persons list would be different as its somewhat subjective.
No one has the secret formula for video game awesome. But I know “Mega Zoomy BOOM processorz + Gigabits of supa memory x teneighty peeeeee = best game ever” is not it…..