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Topic: Wouldn't It Be Nice If They Had Full Rare DS Games ON The Eshop

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SmashYoshi123

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hello, wouldn't it be nice if they full rare ds games like animaniacs light camera action, that wacky races game, looney tunes duck amuck and pac roll

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or better yet game & watch collection 1 and 2,really saves club nintendo coins

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Depends on the amount of memory on a DS game. Odds are it's not too much though, so it shouldn't be a problem.

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Short answer:

Longer answer: On a technical side, it should be completely doable. The max size of a DS cartridge game is 512 MB, and (from what I've heard) that's the same max size limit on eShop downloads. No problem, as some full cartridge titles (Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords) were crammed onto DSiWare, which boasted a 16 MB limit (1/16th of a cartridge title). However, each game would need an e-manual made for it, and a lot of developers would be unable to do that for various reasons. Those manuals may be hard to access, as DSiWare titles and GBA Ambassador cannot access the 3DS's home menu, and it would probably be really difficult for Nintendo to update the 3DS to correct this, considering Nintendo has shown no interest in doing this for titles we already have. Additionally, the game would have to be re-licensed, and that could be a problem. Also, Nintendo would have to see the merit in allowing previous DS titles to be added to the eShop and compete among original tiles for the service, which it may not want to have happen. Basically, it would be a lot harder to do than it would appear to be.

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Geonjaha

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I dont think so. DS games are still selling well, and Nintendo wouldn't dedicate such a service to only the rare DS games. The resolution is also worse than playing on a DS. I play all my DS games on my DSi still because the resizing on the 3DS just makes the games look unatractive. Sure, it may happen in the future, but not anytime soon.

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Bankai

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Birdman13 wrote:

Short answer:

Longer answer: On a technical side, it should be completely doable. The max size of a DS cartridge game is 512 MB, and (from what I've heard) that's the same max size limit on eShop downloads. No problem, as some full cartridge titles (Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords) were crammed onto DSiWare, which boasted a 16 MB limit (1/16th of a cartridge title). However, each game would need an e-manual made for it, and a lot of developers would be unable to do that for various reasons. Those manuals may be hard to access, as DSiWare titles and GBA Ambassador cannot access the 3DS's home menu, and it would probably be really difficult for Nintendo to update the 3DS to correct this, considering Nintendo has shown no interest in doing this for titles we already have. Additionally, the game would have to be re-licensed, and that could be a problem. Also, Nintendo would have to see the merit in allowing previous DS titles to be added to the eShop and compete among original tiles for the service, which it may not want to have happen. Basically, it would be a lot harder to do than it would appear to be.

And yet despite all these problems... guess what you can do with the PSN and PSOne and PS2 games? Some rare ones, to boot?

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pikku

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ChocoGoldfish wrote:

Birdman13 wrote:

Short answer:

Longer answer: On a technical side, it should be completely doable. The max size of a DS cartridge game is 512 MB, and (from what I've heard) that's the same max size limit on eShop downloads. No problem, as some full cartridge titles (Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords) were crammed onto DSiWare, which boasted a 16 MB limit (1/16th of a cartridge title). However, each game would need an e-manual made for it, and a lot of developers would be unable to do that for various reasons. Those manuals may be hard to access, as DSiWare titles and GBA Ambassador cannot access the 3DS's home menu, and it would probably be really difficult for Nintendo to update the 3DS to correct this, considering Nintendo has shown no interest in doing this for titles we already have. Additionally, the game would have to be re-licensed, and that could be a problem. Also, Nintendo would have to see the merit in allowing previous DS titles to be added to the eShop and compete among original tiles for the service, which it may not want to have happen. Basically, it would be a lot harder to do than it would appear to be.

And yet despite all these problems... guess what you can do with the PSN and PSOne and PS2 games? Some rare ones, to boot?

Um, last I checked you couldn't download any PSOne or PS2 games on a Nintendo system, much less rare ones.

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DarkLloyd

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pikmaniac wrote:

ChocoGoldfish wrote:

Birdman13 wrote:

Short answer:

Longer answer: On a technical side, it should be completely doable. The max size of a DS cartridge game is 512 MB, and (from what I've heard) that's the same max size limit on eShop downloads. No problem, as some full cartridge titles (Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords) were crammed onto DSiWare, which boasted a 16 MB limit (1/16th of a cartridge title). However, each game would need an e-manual made for it, and a lot of developers would be unable to do that for various reasons. Those manuals may be hard to access, as DSiWare titles and GBA Ambassador cannot access the 3DS's home menu, and it would probably be really difficult for Nintendo to update the 3DS to correct this, considering Nintendo has shown no interest in doing this for titles we already have. Additionally, the game would have to be re-licensed, and that could be a problem. Also, Nintendo would have to see the merit in allowing previous DS titles to be added to the eShop and compete among original tiles for the service, which it may not want to have happen. Basically, it would be a lot harder to do than it would appear to be.

And yet despite all these problems... guess what you can do with the PSN and PSOne and PS2 games? Some rare ones, to boot?

Um, last I checked you couldn't download any PSOne or PS2 games on a Nintendo system, much less rare ones.

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Bankai

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pikmaniac wrote:

ChocoGoldfish wrote:

Birdman13 wrote:

Short answer:

Longer answer: On a technical side, it should be completely doable. The max size of a DS cartridge game is 512 MB, and (from what I've heard) that's the same max size limit on eShop downloads. No problem, as some full cartridge titles (Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords) were crammed onto DSiWare, which boasted a 16 MB limit (1/16th of a cartridge title). However, each game would need an e-manual made for it, and a lot of developers would be unable to do that for various reasons. Those manuals may be hard to access, as DSiWare titles and GBA Ambassador cannot access the 3DS's home menu, and it would probably be really difficult for Nintendo to update the 3DS to correct this, considering Nintendo has shown no interest in doing this for titles we already have. Additionally, the game would have to be re-licensed, and that could be a problem. Also, Nintendo would have to see the merit in allowing previous DS titles to be added to the eShop and compete among original tiles for the service, which it may not want to have happen. Basically, it would be a lot harder to do than it would appear to be.

And yet despite all these problems... guess what you can do with the PSN and PSOne and PS2 games? Some rare ones, to boot?

Um, last I checked you couldn't download any PSOne or PS2 games on a Nintendo system, much less rare ones.

No, but you can download them to Sony consoles.

So Nintendo has no excuse not to follow suit. :)

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ChocoGoldfish wrote:

pikmaniac wrote:

ChocoGoldfish wrote:

Birdman13 wrote:

Short answer:

Longer answer: On a technical side, it should be completely doable. The max size of a DS cartridge game is 512 MB, and (from what I've heard) that's the same max size limit on eShop downloads. No problem, as some full cartridge titles (Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords) were crammed onto DSiWare, which boasted a 16 MB limit (1/16th of a cartridge title). However, each game would need an e-manual made for it, and a lot of developers would be unable to do that for various reasons. Those manuals may be hard to access, as DSiWare titles and GBA Ambassador cannot access the 3DS's home menu, and it would probably be really difficult for Nintendo to update the 3DS to correct this, considering Nintendo has shown no interest in doing this for titles we already have. Additionally, the game would have to be re-licensed, and that could be a problem. Also, Nintendo would have to see the merit in allowing previous DS titles to be added to the eShop and compete among original tiles for the service, which it may not want to have happen. Basically, it would be a lot harder to do than it would appear to be.

And yet despite all these problems... guess what you can do with the PSN and PSOne and PS2 games? Some rare ones, to boot?

Um, last I checked you couldn't download any PSOne or PS2 games on a Nintendo system, much less rare ones.

No, but you can download them to Sony consoles.

So Nintendo has no excuse not to follow suit. :)

I agree waltz! Nintendo should totally let us download ps1 and ps2 games onto the 3ds!

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tat2

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ChocoGoldfish wrote:

No, but you can download them to Sony consoles.

So Nintendo has no excuse not to follow suit. :)

Yes they have. For my understanding you can play original PS2 games only on the original 60GB PS3, which is discontinued, so there isn't any real competition between the physical and downloadable versions. And downloading a PSONE game to a PS3 is roughly the same thing as downloading
a GBA game to a 3DS, which you can too.

And to answer the original question, yes it would be nice if the Eshop had DS titles.

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Birdman

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@ChocoGoldfish - I don't think I said in my above response that Nintendo couldn't make it happen, but that Nintendo has a fair amount of concerns to consider and some behind-the-scenes work that they'd need to do to bring the games to our 3DSs. AFAIK, it's risk vs. reward, and Nintendo probably doesn't see the rewards as being worth the risk.

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Bankai

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tat2 wrote:

ChocoGoldfish wrote:

No, but you can download them to Sony consoles.

So Nintendo has no excuse not to follow suit. :)

Yes they have. For my understanding you can play original PS2 games only on the original 60GB PS3, which is discontinued, so there isn't any real competition between the physical and downloadable versions. And downloading a PSONE game to a PS3 is roughly the same thing as downloading
a GBA game to a 3DS, which you can too.

How is that an excuse for Nintendo not to have DS games available for download on the 3DS eShop?

Nintendo probably doesn't see the rewards as being worth the risk.

Well yeah Nintendo has been underestimating the importance of downloadable games since forever. I guess I'm being silly to actually listen to those "hey we're fixing it, promise!" statements from Nintendo regarding Online and taking them seriously.

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Yes.

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