12,741skywakeFri 31st Mar 2017 IceClimbers wrote: VC? There's a reason why the Wii U VC had less systems supported, way less 3rd party titles across the board, and why Nintendo went with that slow, painful trickle. They didn't get that ROI on the Wii VC. Simple as that. Given the prices they charge and how high those releases were on the eShop charts I'm sure they got a RoI. Not as high as the Wii VC obviously which probably does explain why it wasn't as big. But you have to expect that given there were less 3DS and Wii U's sold combined than the Wii by itself. I'm sure the Pokemon releases on the 3DS did fairly nicely but I'm equally as sure that nothing on Wii U broke any records.... IceClimbers wrote: People say that one of Nintendo's biggest strengths is their backlog, yet the data from the VC service likely doesn't support that. If Nintendo truly wants to take advantage of their backlog, they need to release them on iOS/Android/Steam. Or do more of the Classic Edition series, but not treat it as a novelty item. You mean the data that showed VC releases consistently outselling everything else on the eShop? Looking at the 3DS eShop and the overall best-selling releases? Seven of the top 10 are VC releases. Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Pokemon Dream Radar are the other 3. Pokemon Yellow is #1. I mean sure those VC releases were digital only which inflated the numbers on the eShop. But even so, they were not ignored. If the back catalogue didn't matter Link's Awakening wouldn't be above Shovel Knight and Steam World Dig in the charts. The fact that games like NES Remix and the NES Classic also did well is only further proof of that. Nintendo's back catalogue is strong. In terms of expanding to other platforms? Nintendo isn't going to do that, we know this. And even if they did they'd only do it if they could have some control over how you play them. I can't see them ever putting the VC on mobile because touch screen controls for classic games is a joke. Steam could potentially happen, that could work. But even if they did go that route they would be stupid to not still offer them on their own platform. I don't know where this theory that the VC is a failure has come from. The only reason it was even slightly broken was because Nintendo put the brakes on during the Wii U era. But Nintendo put the brakes on EVERYTHING during the Wii U era, especially towards the end there. I don't think that's proof of anything. Nintendo should be resetting its focus after the Wii U. But they shouldn't be throwing away one of the few things that did work on the Wii U. Edited on Fri 31st March, 2017 @ 02:28 by skywake Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, The Avalanches "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"