WTF Nintendo?

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  1. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    So we get 3 new VC releases today. Starfox 64, NES TMNT (the holy shit this is hard as hell game, not the arcade game), and Dragon's Curse for the TurboGrafx16.

    the "WTF?" Is the price of the NES TMNT. All NES titles have been 500 points, or $5.00. For some reason TMNT is 600 points (or $6.00). What gives? This some sort of "silent" price raise? A mistake? Someone explain!
     
  2. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    They released the TMNT game by Ultra? Damn I would have bought it for 5, WTF is with the $6 price though?
     
  3. flamepanther

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    I'd guess it's all the layers of licensing. Nintendo has to pay Konami for the game. Konami has to pay Ubisoft, since Ubi now holds the license. Ubi, in turn, had to pay Mirage and probably some other people to get said license. Somewhere along the line, that's going to make the game a lot less profitable, unless they raise the price.
     
  4. pscoop

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    Wow, I got to play it for free when I still had homebrew on my PSP. $6 is a little sad.
     
  5. Fairy Princess

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    Still, WTF!
     
  6. flamepanther

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    ^ OMG, legitimate purchases from Nintendo cost more than piracy! I am outraged! Nintendo must give me every game for free!:p 
     
  7. Dusty

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    6 bucks is still *ONLY* 6 bucks. If you, for some reason, feel the need to play the awful game for nostalgia....downloading it for 6 bucks is pretty reasonable.
     
  8. DevilzFan

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    It's not the price, it's the principal. They said NES games would be $5. I don't mind them raising prices, as long as they tell us ahead of time, even if it's only for certain games.
     
  9. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

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    ... I think I'll just play it on my NES....
     
  10. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    All principals aside, it's only a dollar and even the best laid plans don't always work out.
     
  11. Edge

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    Wow now I actually got a reason to go get the little wi-fi doo hicky now
     
  12. Fairy Princess

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    OMG I've spent like 130 bucks on VC games so far, that blows that snide comment right out your ass doesn't it petunia?
     
  13. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    Yeah, pirating games is a lot cheaper. :rolleyes2 
     
  14. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well........it is.:confused2 

    I suppose you could argue that piracy will cause game prices to rise in the long run, but does that apply to pirating 20-year-old NES roms? Doubtful.
     
  15. Josh

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    well...a TMNT movie DID just come out

    just sounds like they're trying to milk an extra dollar cuz of the big TMNT kick everyone is in [thanks to the movie]
     
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    Aside from the fact that I was responding to pscoop, and you happened to post between when I started typing and when I hit send? Chill out. You'll get over it.
     
  17. McBradders

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    Reading comprehension ftw.

    Oh... wait.

    :lolol 
     
  18. OmegaScourge

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    i got this off the nsider forum:

    the keyword in it is "start"
     
  19. Joe Moore

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    I could buy that excuse if the far superior arcade game didn't just come out for $5 on the 360.

    Nintendo has said that the 500 points is the "starting" price for NES games.
     
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    Did MS have to pay more for licensing cost to be placed on Live too
     

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