Virtual Console (Handheld) price

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  1. dlf
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    What do you all think the pricing of the Virtual 'console' (handheld) titles will be? Similar to DSIware? Wii's wiiware & VC? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. rikuumi

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    5-10$
     
  3. Wintrale

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    Gameboy games will be remarkably cheap. I'm not expecting higher than 200 Points for any of them. Gameboy Colour games will likely run at either 200 or 500, depending on whether they're backwards compatible with Gameboys (so while Pokémon Gold and Silver would be 200 each, Crystal would be 500). If they ever do start pumping out GBA games, they'll go for 800.
     
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    $2 - 8 seems reasonable to me.
     
  5. bigpaws

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    $15 is the most they would charge for any app i would think so i say under $5 for gb and gbc
    gba would be under $10
    the other apps may vary under $!5
    remember that its not points not but money
     
  6. koji2009

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    I think you're underestimating things there... I can see 200 for the regular games, but we're probably going to see 500 either way for GBC games (compatible or full) with more popular games being 800. Complexity will have no bearing on pricing because games are already long ago made and are merely emulated so it's really just licensing existing code... That said, popular games will be priced higher because company's want more money.
     
  7. gloweyjoey

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    aren't they gonna make these classics 3d compatible as well?

    I'm sure they'll tack on a few dollars just for this this so $5-$8
     
  8. Ace Overclocked

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    i doubt i will buy anything other than gold/silver/crystal/yellow/tgc i get points rarely and i think they won't be less than 5 euro
     
  9. Hop2089

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    100-500 points
     
  10. hakujintanuki

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    FYI, Nintendo has stated that the 3DS eShop (which includes the VC) will be money-based, not point-based.
     
  11. Hop2089

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    Sweet, I always thought a real life currency based system is better anyway, that's an advantage of the PSN.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Agreed, it's annoying going through a middle man of buying points instead of just hooking your card to your account and buying when you please. Points I guess are designed with kids in mind since if you just hooked your credit card to your account, your kid may run through and buy all the games without knowing that they're placing you in massive debt. Money's still better, although my only real gripe with it is taxes (so if you get a $20 eShop card, for instance, you can't buy 2 $10 games due to tax, while if you get a 2000 point eShop card, you can buy 2 1000 point games).
     
  13. dlf
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    Which is why I said HOW MUCH I didn't specify points (as I know it's $)
     
  14. Juanmatron

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    100-500 for GameBoy games. 800 for the upcoming GBA games.
     
  15. bigpaws

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    it isnt in points anymore!!!!
    you should make cash estimates
     
  16. Hop2089

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    200-300 yen (Japan), 3-6 dollars (US)
     
  17. TehSkull

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    Stop complaining about people guessing in points. Each point is 1 us cent, so it's not hard to convert.

    And on that note, Pokemon will be $7, everything else will be $5 or less.