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Slitth

I have see some claims that Nintendo would earn some cash by releasing retro games on the Nintendo switch.

The question is, are we ready to pay out to back up this claim?

Let take the example of Super Mario All-Stars.
Would you prepay to make Nintendo release this on Switch, if it contains all mario game from NES, SNES, GameBoy, N64 and GC?
And how much would you pay?

And what about other Nintendo franchises?
Zelda All-Stars?
Mario cart All-Stars?

What are you will to prepay for?

Slitth

Heavyarms55

@Slitth I would throw money at Nintendo for retro games at prices comparable to the old virtual console.

But I would prefer collections of retro titles. If they released SNES classic collection, Game Boy Classic collection, GBA, N64, Gamecube classic collections. NES, SNES and Game Boy each having 30 games and GBA, N64 at 20 games and Gamecube at maybe 12-15 all at 60-80 dollar collections.

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Slitth

@Heavyarms55
I like the idea of collections of retro titles.
But it would be harder for Nintendo to make and release such collections.
As some of the game are not property of Nintendo, so they would need permission from the owners to release the games.

For the tradition release method this is not really a problem, just a matter of organization.
But with a prepaid release method, is a bit harder.

It would be easier to aim the money at the ones that own the rights.
After all a prepaid release method is in sense a "Kickstarter" method of getting the games we want on the platform we want.

Which would be a cool way for Nintendo to do the release of retro titles.
Simply have a page where you login with your ID, prepaid for the retro titles you would like released and wait for amount to become high enough that it pays Nintendo for the work of making and releasing the game.

Granted this requires a high amount of trust on our part

Slitth

Anti-Matter

@Slitth
Depend on the games.
If the Re-release version is Better than the previous release, i might consider to buy regardless the price.
Otherwise, i can go to the Original release with cheaper price from Ebay.

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4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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Heavyarms55

@Slitth Nintendo could release collections of the games they have the rights to, and open the door for other companies to join in. All the Switch needs is to have the software emulators to run the titles.

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Slitth

@Anti-Matter
Well that the problem with re-releases, we say that releasing retro games would sell.
But there is no guarantee that we would be satisfied with the re-releases.
If they update it with improved visuals and such, some would complain that it not true to the original.
And if they do not, people say that they could just get the original cheaper on the net.
Both viewpoint kills the concept of Nintendo can earn money with retro games.

Now the question is, do you have enough faith in what Nintendo would product to prepay for a retro game?

@Heavyarms55
Software emulators can be abused too easily for Nintendo to allow such things.
A safer solution would to make a program that can reformat old code to Switch.

Still the question would you prepay for Nintendo collection 1 without knowing what games you are getting?
Because the whole idea of prepaying is to remove the financial risk from Nintendo to us.

Slitth

Heavyarms55

@Slitth Reformatting old code for the Switch? So like fully porting old games to the new system? That'd be a terrible idea. It'd be an enormous increase in the amount of effort needed for such content and would likely make things far less profitable.

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