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Topic: Could Nintendo completely stop releasing VC games in the future?

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Cryptonic

of course in the next generations when the new systems come out, complete support of the wii will stop. they will even stop retail for wii just like old systems

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cryptonic wrote:

of course in the next generations when the new systems come out, complete support of the wii will stop. they will even stop retail for wii just loike old systems

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Stuffgamer1

Or...y'know,,,actually release some more N64 games. And add Saturn, hopefully.

I still blame Nintendo's moronic business practices for the current lack of third-party VC support. If they hadn't treated the third parties like crap (waiting months to release submitted games with no warning of when they'd finally release, plus that fiasco last fall), there'd probably still be high support for VC! Grumble grumble...

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WolfRamHeart

Eventually Nintendo will stop releasing VC games. Its going to happen but the only question is when? I don't believe their next console will even have VC support. There is still plenty of games for them to release on the VC but for some reason it just isn't happening lately. I hope things turn around in the near future but at the rate things are going I'm worried that the VC's life span will be a very short one.

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Noire

It'll have to happen someday, but I don't think it'll be any time soon. There's still a bunch of awful games Nintendo needs to unload.

Oh, and maybe a few good ones too.

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Supermarioman

No, this is because at Nintendo's next console they will anounce they are starting the VC over again and will continue to do that as they keep making consoles. So it will never end by the time the Wii starts running out of games to release there will be a new console and I just said what would probably happen.

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vio

weirdadam wrote:

There are only so many first-party games left. Third-party support hasn't been as universal as many expected. It can't go on forever.

It's hard to guess what'll happen when we have no idea how long the Wii will be supported before a new console launches. I would guess that it'll a last a year or two more.

WiiWare is really picking up, and DSi has foregone the VC altogether. Nintendo is clearly moving toward original releases over rereleases, and it's about time. I love retro gaming, but it should not be stealing the spotlight from new games.

I couldn't disagree more. Call me crazy, but I primarily purchased a Wii for retro-gaming. I do play new games on it, but they're becoming few and far between. The newer 3D crap is really beginning to bore me. Too much flash, not enough substance. Sony has done irreversable damage to the video game industry with their "pretty graphics over solid gameplay" mentality, IMO. I look at the Xbox 360 and the soon to be dead PS3 and I just start yawning. It's just more of the same old FPS' and racing games with prettier graphics, and people are paying more money than ever for this crap(cough PS3 launching at $600 cough). And developers are starting to bankrupt themselves spending millions of dollars just to create flashy games for these bloated consoles.

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vio

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

Or...y'know,,,actually release some more N64 games. And add Saturn, hopefully.

I still blame Nintendo's moronic business practices for the current lack of third-party VC support. If they hadn't treated the third parties like crap (waiting months to release submitted games with no warning of when they'd finally release, plus that fiasco last fall), there'd probably still be high support for VC! Grumble grumble...

What fiasco are you refering to?

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Adam

Oh, I don't know that there is a disagreement there at all, actually. I hate almost all 3D gaming, too, and couldn't care less about what fancy graphics the other consoles have.

Perhaps I'm just more optimistic, though. Two great-looking 2D games will on shelves this year for Wii: Muramasa and New Super Mario Brothers. On WiiWare we've already had some great 2D stuff this year, and more is yet to come: Bit Trip Core a week from today, Cave Story, Night Game, Colorz, Super Meat Boy, and a bunch of others I'm too lazy to list.

On VC there are a lot of games unlikely to ever come out due to lack of third party support and licensing issues, which leaves:

  • N64 games (couldn't care less, personally)
  • Commodore 64 (never owned one, and aside from IK+, there's nothing for it that I look forward to)
  • Neo Geo (doesn't seem to be supported anymore)

And not much else. First-party games yet to be released are few: Star Fox, Pilot Wings, Yoshi's Island, Mario Kart, Smash Brothers 64. I'd love to see all of those (and whatever few I'm forgetting), but honestly, I'd be happy enough with just Mario Kart.

I grew up on Nintendo and barely ever touched the competition's machines, though, so maybe you have a longer list of games you want (and that are likely to be released -- that's the catch). But I think compared with what's left to be released on VC and what's coming out on Wii and WiiWare, the new games look more appealing. I've already got probably 75 games downloaded, and most games I want (read: Earthbound) are unlikely to see the light of day on the VC, so I've mostly given up on it.

But I agree on the important part: Long live 2D!

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Fear

Machu wrote:

EDIT: Actually it could be the exchange rate that has made them slow up, GBP & USD aren't as strong as they used to be, so why release it now, when they could wait till our markets are stronger again. At the moment, we pay the same amount, but they get less. Ninty luurves the cash!

Lol. If drop in value of currency is the reasoning, then Nintendo better start releasing VC games in dumptruck loads like now.

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marktheshark

Supermarioman wrote:

No, this is because at Nintendo's next console they will anounce they are starting the VC over again and will continue to do that as they keep making consoles. So it will never end by the time the Wii starts running out of games to release there will be a new console and I just said what would probably happen.

And how do you know that they're starting the VC all over again? That'll just anger a lot of people, fans & casual gamers alike.

Supermarioman

marktheshark wrote:

Supermarioman wrote:

No, this is because at Nintendo's next console they will anounce they are starting the VC over again and will continue to do that as they keep making consoles. So it will never end by the time the Wii starts running out of games to release there will be a new console and I just said what would probably happen.

I don't know that they will start the VC over again, its just something that crossed my mind and when I thought about it, it really did seem logical by an evil coporate buisness standpoint or Nintendo's crazy way of doing things. However I really hope that this would not be the case because of how many VC games I have yet to download do to lack of funds and several other new games coming out for the Wii and Xbox 360 downloadable services and actual games. Even though they would probably earn more money starting the service over again and not allowing you to transfer your previously purchased games they probably will noty do this do to the possibility of loosing lots of money during this process.

And how do you know that they're starting the VC all over again? That'll just anger a lot of people, fans & casual gamers alike.

Supermarioman

The_Fox

Toad+Fan+101 wrote:

I hope they won't make a Wii 2 (or 3)

With the money the Wii has made they would be crazy not to do so.

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Cheezy

The+Fox wrote:

With the money the Wii has made they would be crazy not to do so.

I think the Wii will live for about 6 more years, because it's been out for about 4 years already and people STILL have a hard time finding them! They sell like hotcakes.

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Jiggy

I wouldn't be surprised, but I hope not. Next generation I'd like VC Gamecube games, Dreamcast if they can get it, and Sega CD. (Though Sega CD should be possible even now since TGCD is around.)

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

I still blame Nintendo's moronic business practices for the current lack of third-party VC support. If they hadn't treated the third parties like crap (waiting months to release submitted games with no warning of when they'd finally release, plus that fiasco last fall), there'd probably still be high support for VC! Grumble grumble...

I definitely agree.

And it's not only the slow release issues, but the lack of advertising. If more people bought more games, third-parties would probably put up with Nintendo's bizarre release schedule philosophies, but it's always only the truly hardcore ever entering the Wii Shop Channel--and that shouldn't be the case. Virtual Console has Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Mega Man, Castlevania, Sonic, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Contra, Streets of Rage, Metroid, Pokemon (even if they're spinoffs), Punch-Out, and many other franchises that would sell themselves if Nintendo would only mention their names, but they don't bother. How hard can it be to put together a series of twenty- or thirty-second commercials showing gameplay from beloved classics, followed by a picture of a Nintendo Points card and a catchphrase? Yesterday I put together a nine-and-a-half-minute montage of gameplay from Raiden Fighters Aces on Xbox 360 and it only took me three hours; fifty minutes were just me playing, and the rest was trimming down to only the best parts and getting under YouTube's limit.

And I'm only one person. It makes no sense that Nintendo would avoid making montages. Watch this fan commercial. You can nitpick--I don't like the music, some of the licensed game choices would never show up on VC, and the taglines might be too lengthy--but it has the right general idea. It shouldn't take much to get people interested, and with things like YouTube around Nintendo wouldn't even have to pay for TV ad time. Edit: Just look at Atlus' channel, for example.

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Stuffgamer1

@Cheesy: You kidding? Wii's have been really easy to find since the restock after Christmas! Even Wii Fit is is high supply lately. The problem is that the majority of potential buyers don't bother looking between January and October.

@Jiggy: Yeah, that kind of commercial would work GREAT! Did you see the 300-game montage on the Nintendo Channel? It was pretty cool.

You didn't even mention the Nintendo Channel. They should just use that! But NOOOO...they can't even be bothered to update the VC release for the week on there for some dumb reason! What a waste of perfectly good advertising potential...

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