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LzWinky

Pokefraker wrote:

bezerker99 wrote:

Nintendo is releasing more rare downloads with the announcement of Wii VC games on Wii U.

Next rare download coming up...Metroid Prime Trilogy!

If Nintendo was smart, they wouldn't charge anything less than a hundred bucks for this.

Way to revive a dead thread lol

I think Xenoblade downloads should be Gamestop exclusive. That way they can sell them used and somehow get around a non-existent rule that new games have to be a certain price.

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Bass_X0

if they charge more for rare downloads then they should charge less for common downloads.

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KingMike

EarthBound the same price as rare demo version of Wii Punchout.
(I believe that was effectively a demo version of PO, and that it was only released as a Club Nintendo reward prize one year. I think it was an option the year I chose the Mario hat.)

I did get Grill Off With Ultra Hand, with I think is the only COMPLETELY CN-exclusive game.
I do wonder if there will at some point be a market for rare digital only games.

Also, why does a Wii code for Super Metroid cost more than a Wii U code for the same game?!

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Ryno

KingMike wrote:

Also, why does a Wii code for Super Metroid cost more than a Wii U code for the same game?!

Because Wii's are rare, duh! When was the last time you saw a Wii in the store? It like 2006 all over again.

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PinkSpider

Pfft funniest thing I have read in the forum page, $100 for rare digital games just because your ridiculously sad and are willing to hand over a stupid amount of money for a game that really isn't worth that much does not mean the digital version of the same game should be more. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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Bass_X0

http://nintendoeverything.com/dan-adelman-on-third-parties-ni...

There was a lot of debate about whether to charge more for Super Mario Bros. 3 as opposed to Ice Climbers, and we ultimately decided on a fixed price per platform for a couple reasons. First, it’s simpler to manage from an internal processing perspective. If each game had a separate price, there would be lots of opinions about each game, and consolidating all of that feedback would be very time consuming. Second, there was a little feeling of holding people’s childhood hostage if we priced certain games higher than others. To take an absurd example, let’s say we charged $50 for Super Mario Bros. There would be some people who really have strong nostalgia for that game who would begrudgingly pay it. But they’d probably feel cheated and exploited.

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GrailUK

How many copies of Earthbound will the eShop let me buy? Reckon I will buy loads and wait for the price to go up.....

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KingMike

Nintendo should charge more for Mr. Spammer's games because those will be rarer soon.

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KingMike

Nintendo gone crazy with the rare downloads, releasing the whole DKC/DKL hexilogy on North America in one day.

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Kaze_Memaryu

Bass_X0 wrote:

http://nintendoeverything.com/dan-adelman-on-third-parties-ni...

There was a lot of debate about whether to charge more for Super Mario Bros. 3 as opposed to Ice Climbers, and we ultimately decided on a fixed price per platform for a couple reasons. First, it’s simpler to manage from an internal processing perspective. If each game had a separate price, there would be lots of opinions about each game, and consolidating all of that feedback would be very time consuming. Second, there was a little feeling of holding people’s childhood hostage if we priced certain games higher than others. To take an absurd example, let’s say we charged $50 for Super Mario Bros. There would be some people who really have strong nostalgia for that game who would begrudgingly pay it. But they’d probably feel cheated and exploited.

I can relate to that - rarity doesn't make the price on a download platform anyway, since it's available to everyone in virtually unlimited number. CHarging extra because it's a rare game for its original release is hardly justifiable.

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Ryno

KingMike wrote:

Nintendo gone crazy with the rare downloads, releasing the whole DKC/DKL hexilogy on North America in one day.

I haven't seem @ogo79 in a while and now I know what he has been up to!

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Ryno

Only $98.99 each??? Seems to low.
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DefHalan

@Ryno Good thing I bought them on Wii VC so I get to upgrade them for only $1.50

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Chaoz

Why is this even a thread? No they shouldn't do it because it digital. Digital /=/ rare.

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KingMike

Ryno wrote:

Only $98.99 each??? Seems to low.
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Just for the curious, Mexico uses the $ sign for peso, and 98.99 pesos is about $6.61US. (as I found out a few years when someone posted a Super Mario Sunshine priced with a tag of like $82, and they said it was actually 82 pesos)

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