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Topic: Why eShop is not Gameboy Heaven?

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LucinaSmash

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My theory is that Nintendo wants to give DSiWare titles a second chance in the spotlight, because their first spotlight was ruined by the DSi Shop. With the eShop the unrecognizable games will now be recognizable thanks to screenshots, info, and user ratings. If Nintendo release a lot of Gameboy titles and Gameboy Advance titles sooner, gamers will purchase little amounts of DSiWare titles. Developers are still waiting to get their paychecks you know.

What's your theory as to why eShop is not Gameboy Heaven?

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Odnetnin

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Because it's only been around for a couple of weeks.

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Don

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Probably because in this economy people can't afford to buy a lot of games at once.

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Pandalicious wrote:

Because it's only been around for a couple of weeks.

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Aviator wrote:

Pandalicious wrote:

Because it's only been around for a couple of weeks.

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Cipher

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Pretty much what Don said. If we got three or four titles a week and six or seven at launch - the strategy Nintendo seemed to favour with the Wii VC - we'd have too many titles already. Three weeks in, we have nine new titles on eShop overall - two of which are free - and I'm sure that's plenty for people to go at. Not only that, but look what happened to the Wii VC with that strategy - fewer and fewer releases as the weeks went on. That can't happen with eShop, and with fewer releases per week from the start, it almost certainly won't.

I agree on the Nintendo DSiWare front as well - there are 320 titles on eShop at the moment and I'm sure there are tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands?) of 3DS owners who never had access to that library of games. That's a massive number of gamers who are going to (and already will have) picked up the likes of Shantae, Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Art Style.

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Punny

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Because Nintendo is waiting for the right moment for them to really shine. Either that, or they're releasing the games slowly to prevent consumers from complaining about the lack of Game Boy software in the future.

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TheChosen

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Because flooding the market with every available title (or huge bulk of them) isnt a good idea. Just be patient and your favorite game will pop-up soon.

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CrazyOtto

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Birdman13 wrote:

Aviator wrote:

Pandalicious wrote:

Because it's only been around for a couple of weeks.

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Sakeraf

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was ever confirmed that Game Boy Advance game are coming to the Eshop?

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OmegaM

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Sakeraf wrote:

was ever confirmed that Game Boy Advance game are coming to the Eshop?

That would be sweet, also NeoGeo Pocket, and Wonderswan so I could play KoF and Digimon. I wonder if sega is going to be some good imports for the Sega Game Gear, cause I've always wanted to play Sylvan Tale on real hardware!

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20thPaul

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OmegaM wrote:

Sakeraf wrote:

was ever confirmed that Game Boy Advance game are coming to the Eshop?

That would be sweet, also NeoGeo Pocket, and Wonderswan so I could play KoF and Digimon. I wonder if sega is going to be some good imports for the Sega Game Gear, cause I've always wanted to play Sylvan Tale on real hardware!

Sega has confirmed that GameGear games will be coming in the future... GBA games have not yet been confirmed (AFAIK). I'm not sure about NeoGeo Pocket or any other portable consoles as of now, but I wouldn't doubt that games from those platforms will be released at some point.

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Malkeor

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Pandalicious wrote:

Because it's only been around for a couple of weeks.

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Yasume

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It will be Gameboy heaven eventually. If they release 1 solid GB/C title a week I'm a happy man.

Europe will be able to enjoy Kirby this week, btw.

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OmegaM

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I only have Kirby Dreamland 2, so that is a really great addition. I wonder if they will make some sort of Super Game Boy Feature, cause that would be something amazing.

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warioswoods

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Ooh, I want Kirby's Dreamland. That was my first Game Boy game as a kid, and still my favorite entry in the entire Kirby series (the level design and overall originality just never reached that level of polish again, IMO, although Kirby's Adventure comes the closest).

Anyhow, it is Game Boy heaven to have games like Link's Awakening followed by games like Donkey Kong. I still remember as a child getting maybe one or two new games for my Game Boy per year, so... it just honestly sounds spoiled that we demand so much more. (Remember replaying the same game and finding your own clever ways to add to the value, ie. self-imposed restrictions like surviving with a single heart, etc? those were the days ;-) )

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brandonbwii

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To Nintendo's credit they have released three cream of the crop games already. Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong. They could release more but I don't really want Nintendo to throw all their first party games out at once. Like someone else said, Kirby's Dreamland is already coming to Europe. Plus Double Dragon and Game and Watch Gallery are out or will be out soon.

I also agree that the reason Nintendo is a little slow in other eshop areas is because of dsiware promotion. Also they are still trying to construct a solid download foundation as the eshop is still a little rough. They just recently posted videos of upcoming retail games here in the U.S. The goods, Game Boy and otherwise, are coming. It's just not as fast as some of us would like.

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WaveBoy

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warioswoods wrote:

Ooh, I want Kirby's Dreamland. That was my first Game Boy game as a kid, and still my favorite entry in the entire Kirby series (the level design and overall originality just never reached that level of polish again, IMO, although Kirby's Adventure comes the closest).

Anyhow, it is Game Boy heaven to have games like Link's Awakening followed by games like Donkey Kong. I still remember as a child getting maybe one or two new games for my Game Boy per year, so... it just honestly sounds spoiled that we demand so much more. (Remember replaying the same game and finding your own clever ways to add to the value, ie. self-imposed restrictions like surviving with a single heart, etc? those were the days ;-) )

I'm kind of with you on Dreamland, and it was the 2nd GB title I ever played growing up. That game just sticks with you for all the right reasons regardless of it's ridicously easy difficulty. By the way, how was Dreamland 2 for the GBC? I'm dieing to try that one out whenever it hits the 3DS's VC, same deal with Mega Man V.

But yup, I'm about to start Links Awakening DX tonight or tomorrow night, i'm extremely excited! B-) Yet feeling a bit bummed after giving Nintendog's + Cats and SSFIV 3D the shaft, but what can I say i was dissapointed with those 2. Anyways, Donkey Kong looks brilliant and I can't wait to give that one a go as well. And yes, i think a lot of people on here are acting a bit spoiled. The eShop is like a new born baby at this point, and we've already gotten SML, LA DX, DK and Kirby's Dreamland is hitting this thursday. If Nintendo whipped out 2 great games per week they'd eventually run out great games to release later down the line...It's about spacing things out and strategity. I wouldn't want to be overwhelmed with too many classics coming out all at once.

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Dreamland 2 was more like Kirby's Adventure 2 (which is in no way a bad thing as Adventure is my favorite NES game).

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Don wrote:

Probably because in this economy people can't afford to buy a lot of games at once.

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