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Nintendo of Europe Launching Wii U Virtual Console NES Remix Promotion

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Up to 50% off for four weeks

While the Wii U Virtual Console hasn't yet served up all the downloadable treats that we desire, it has thrown up EarthBound and Game Boy Advance games. Nintendo of Europe's keen for you to remember there are a host of NES games, too, and has announced a campaign to encourage you to pick up more of these retro gems.

Following the recent promotion to save money on both NES Remix and NES Remix 2, Nintendo of Europe is preparing to offer four weeks of Virtual Console discounts for those that own either of those eShop titles. Naturally the focus is NES games, and seven retro titles will be discounted by up to 50% in this week's update on 24th July, as shown below.

Promotions like this aren't rare, of course, with Nintendo of America hosting an "8-Bit Summer" last year and Capcom running a "Mega May" in the same region.

Are any of you Europeans tempted to pick up some NES games on the cheap in the next month?

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lividd3ad said:

I'd be interested in something the other way around. The more VC games you own, the cheaper NES Remix is.



FragRed said:

When I read the title, I thought there was a promotion to get both NES Remix titles half price. Maybe thats just because I woke up



Emblem said:

Glad to see Nintendo increasing promotions and sales on 1st Party products, we have had quite a few decent ones in the last couple of years.



0utburst said:

I was planning to get 2D Zeldas on 3DS when I finally get a 3DS but this offer is tempting. Too bad I already own Super Mario games, metroid etc.

Of topic, I just bought A Link Between Worlds and AC New Leaf for 10 euros each brand new. Still waiting for the right 3DS SE for me.



nintimdo said:

@outburst Care to shed light on where you got them for that price?

@lividd3ad Agreed. I don't want to pick up Nes Remix to avail of these promotions. But I would have done it the other way around for definite.



Tsurii said:

Eh, already got the games, I'm interested in (Dr. Mario for free with Dr Luigi, Zelda was part of the 30cent promo iirc and I have absolutely no idea when or where I got Mario Bros tbh )
Here's hoping for SMB3. I could play it on my Mario All-Stars collection on SNES, but...dunno

@outburst Where'd you get the games? Kinda want to do the same thing now xD



allav866 said:

Somehow I knew Urban Champion would be on this list, but that game isn't even worth half its normal price.



MAB said:

These old crappy NES games should've been free when the Wii U launched anyway



Geonjaha said:

I have the only ones that I'd care to buy on the 3DS VC already. I'll be sure to buy NES Remix once that goes on sale though.



WiiLovePeace said:

Thanks Nintendo of Europe, this makes up for the inability to play in the Miiverse Summer Camp haha.



unrandomsam said:

So there is 28 games - 4 weeks - 7 per week. (That implies all of them will be in the promotion). It also says upto 50% so probably some of them won't have as big a discount.



sillygostly said:

I'm much more tempted to buy NES titles at that price. I may even be swayed to buy all of them on impulse as the usual asking price of $6.50 is rather ridiculous, but I wouldn't mind paying $3.25 apiece. The $10.40 that they charge for SNES games is just obscene though.



MussakkuLaden said:

Nothing interesting for me among these 7 titles. Either I already own them in one way or the other, or they are not worth half their price. But if something like SMB 3 turns up the next weeks, I may consider getting one of the NES Remixes.



Gerbwmu said:

Wouldn't mind seeing this promo make it to the States.......I might pick up Zelda & Dr Mario for half off......or just wait till they are Club Nintendo rewards.



DualWielding said:

Nintendo's sales are pathetic compared to Playstation ones (not even mentioning Steam) they have never offered any sale where I feel like I'm getting a deal



0utburst said:

@nintimdo @Tsurii897
It's in a local Super Store just outside Torino (Saturn store in Orbassano). I guess you can't get it unless you're near Turin. I went there to buy W101, Twilight Princess, SMGalaxy 2 and NSMBWii (Selects) at 20% discount (ticket) but only TP is available. Then I noticed a handful 3DS games at 5-10 euros each (no FE Awakening sadly and the others aren't on sale or doesn't interest me). I paid 8 euros each and not 10 as I've mentioned earlier since I have a 20% discount. Too bad I'm not into eBay, I thought of buying all the copies.



MAB said:

@sillygostly Yeah I know mate, charging $10.40 for Vegas Stakes, Mario Picross & Brawl Brothers should be written in law as a punishable offence



Prizm said:

@PvtOttobot yeah I'm in the same boat. I want both remixes, but the current 30% discount on Remix 2 isn't quite the bargain I'm waiting for.



cmk8 said:

Got most of these on 3ds and just not really interested in paying for them again again..
Would pay an annual sub for access to all Ninty back catalogue though...



AyeHaley said:

Great! Ill get another copy of Zelda 2, SMB3 and Excitebike when its their turn to get a discount.



sinalefa said:

If this promotion comes to NA, I will make sure to take advantage of it. But you know what they say about NOA...



sleepinglion said:

This is a cool idea, but as a NA customer I don't expect to see it.
It would have been a lovely promo to offer when the two titles first came out, maybe even throw in a free download of one for day-one buyers.
Seriously. I've yet to see one VC/eShop release that rewards fans for picking it up day-one.



ULTRA-64 said:

Great work Nintendo.......I will buy your older games for that price as it's fair and great value. It's has taken SOOO long but the vc/1st party sales have started arriving I'm happy. I know we all want n64 and gc games but there seems to be some real effort going into the vc lately!



SavoirFaire said:

I'd like this to come to NOA just for others as I have already picked up the NES games in remix 1 that are worth a hoot. Nintendo would have to pay me monthly rent for things like tennis, golf, or urban champion to take up space. Funny how some games have aged so well (Zelda, SMB) and others make me recoil in fear and sadness (sadness that I paid full retail price for a few back in the day).



Airola said:

Cool, I'll probably buy at least Zelda. I already have it on the 3DS and thought I won't be buying it for the WiiU but with cheaper price I just might...

Perhaps Ice Hockey too.



anthonysea said:

None of those games are interesting to me since i played them before. Plus, I don't have Nes Remix 1 or 2



ikki5 said:

@SavoirFaire I'd like it to come to NoA, but I know it won't. NoA is just sad now. We essentially get nothing other regions get now for promotions and special things now.



Pichuka97 said:

@ThomasBW84 The 8-bit Summer sale actually happened in 2012. Or did they have another in 2013 as well? Pretty sure we only had one in 2012.



Sean_Aaron said:

Hmmmm I just might get Zelda and Excitebike then - see this is what I thought they should have been doing all along. Heck I only bought the Donkey Kong NES games because of NES remix!



MeWario said:

Ha! Urban Champion! I can't believe Nintendo is still trying to hock that game onto poor, unsuspecting gamers. It's not worth it even at 99% off!



millarrp said:

I wish this sale would come to NA too, there are some that I don't have yet. I do plan on getting ExciteBike and Dr. Mario eventually so I wouldn't mind picking them up at a discount. CluClu Land and Urban Champion are not on my wish list, but if they were half off I would probably break down and get them too...



unrandomsam said:

@ikki5 Yeah but over a pretty small amount of time the USA can end up with enough of these games for free to make it so you have spent less.



Squiggle55 said:

To be fair I'd still say promotions like this are very rare compared to the competition.

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