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Topic: Should the Wii2's Virtual Console support Gamecube games?

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Bass_X0

Lets assume that all games released on the original Wii's Shop Channel are ported to the next console which allows larger games but the console does not feature backwards compatibility with the Gamecube. Should the Gamecube be added? And if so, how many points for a standard Gamecube game? 1500 seeing as how the N64 is 1000?

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Reala

I like the idea, but practically it would take forever with my broadband as it is now, so depends on what speeds they have a few years from now.

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Kingbuilder

I'd be more happy if it allowed Dreamcast games.

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Kingbuilder wrote:

I'd be more happy if it allowed Dreamcast games.

^ This. I wouldn't mind GameCube games, though.

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Link-Hero

I would like that. Gamecube games are getting hard to find in stores, which causes them to rise in price on websites like EBay and Amazon. The price for Nintendo's next console shop channel I believe would be around 1200-1500 points for Gamecube games while N64 games and consoles before it lowers down to around 200-400 points from their original Wii VC shop channel prices. This is all a guess, so I have no clue if Nintendo will even do this or not.

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WonderboY101

I'd love Gamecube games to hit a Wii2 VC. I regret selling some of my Gamecube games. I think 1500 points would be fair as long as the next console is not another three years down the line. If that were the case I'd rather pay 1200..

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irken004

I think it would be nice, but the price would probably be around 1500-2000 points or more (if Wii2 even uses a points system). Also, the Wii2 would need GC controller support or allow GC games to be played with a classic controller or CC Pro.

Infernape1000

I heard PS3 is getting PS2 games on the PSN. So I think Wii 2 could support Gamecube games.

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Klapaucius

Certainly love to see Gamecube games on the VC, but they'd take forever to download. Pricing should be more flexible, too, as while I wouldn't mind paying 2000+ points for Wind Waker or a rare disc like Skies of Arcadia, no way I'd ever pay 1000 for... well, I'm sure the Gamecube had some stinkers but I can't think of any off the top of my head right now ^^;
How many Gamecube games can fit onto a Wii disc? I think the answer is compilation discs! o/

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irken004

Klapaucius wrote:

How many Gamecube games can fit onto a Wii disc? I think the answer is compilation discs! o/

Well, there is Metroid Prime Trilogy.... although one of those was designed for the Wii anyway.

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Depends on disc size, really. It would be nice, and GC games are hard to find used anymore.

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Why download GC games when you can already play them through your Wii?

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StarFox wrote:

Why download GC games when you can already play them through your Wii?

Uhm, re-read the original post dude. He's talking about the Wii's successor, assuming it doesn't have backwards compatibility with the Gamecube.

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LzWinky

StarFox wrote:

Why download GC games when you can already play them through your Wii?

Well there's no guarantee for backwards compatibility for the next system. To be honest, I doubt they would put in backwards compatibility (for the GC) anyway unless it was on the VC

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SpentAllMyTokens

I think they should, but I also think they should drop all the prices for VC when that happens (we're another generation ahead after all). Maybe 200-400 for an NES game 500-600 for an SNES game, 800 for an N64 game and 1000-1200 for a GCN or Dreamcast game.

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Adam

VC prices are a bit high. $5 for an NES game. There have been sales on Steam games like Bioshock for around that much. I hardly think Ice Climbers is of the same value. It'd be more realistic if they started with NES at $1 like games in Apple's store (not that I really want to draw that comparison, but Nintendo has shown increasing attention to what Apple's doing), if not a price dependent on title rather than system, but I doubt either would happen.

Kind of pointless to guess at GC support when we know nothing of if or when a Wii 2 would come, or what would become of the VC if and when Wii 2 should arrive. If it's truly "Wii 2," and not just another new system, it may well remain backwards compatible.

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I think they should, but I also think they should drop all the prices for VC when that happens (we're another generation ahead after all). Maybe 200-400 for an NES game 500-600 for an SNES game, 800 for an N64 game and 1000-1200 for a GCN or Dreamcast game.

Pretty much exactly what I was going to say.

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Sean_Aaron

If they re-jig the pricing structure I'd be all for it. Even if the system was backwards compatible, I'd prefer the convenience of using Wii controls and doing away with memory cards. I really wish that had already been the case as it really puts me off buying Gamecube games.

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