Why is there such a lack of 3DS Virtual Console games/development?

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  1. Edwii
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    Like the title says, Why is there so few games for the vitural console and why are they being so stingey releasing more?
    Like really i would waiste so much money just rebuying a bunch of games they could be launching but they just dont.
    They dont even release any new 3DS games worth buying any ways! least give me something to play on my 3DS that i cant on my dslite!
     


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    Nintendon't do digital distribution.
     
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    ummm?
     
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    because of nintendo
     
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    I figured as much. Hench why I started this thread as a rant.

    This is why people hack and crack and pirate. Not because people are too cheap to pay for games, but because the games they want to play are being horded.


    I hope Steam someday does the world a favor and gets into making handhelds.
     
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    Because they don't want to flood the market with too many games at once.
     
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    its the other way round mostly
     
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    What lack of VC? Last time I saw we had more then enough VC (In fact im getting sick of seeing VC, I want to see some more 3DSware)
    Theres:
    Links Awakening
    Super Mario Bros
    Lock'n chase
    Bionic Commando
    Blaster Master
    Adventure Island
    Metroid 2
    Maru's Mission
    Balloon Kid
    Burger Time
    Double Dragon
    Tetris
    Qix
    Super Mario land 2
    Megaman
    Donkey Kong
    Pac-Man
    G&W Gallery
    and more plus the 3D Classics.
    If anything they need to add more systems support instead.
    also its annoying when you put this under all your paragraphs
     
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    Aside from them not wanting to flood the market, I think there may be other factors that can affect the time it takes to publish a game, including:
    • Communications between the original publisher/developer and Nintendo.
    • Coordinating with other Nintendo divisions to synchronise releases.
    • Converting the manual to digital format to be displayed on the 3DS/Wii.
    • Creating promotional material for the eShop/Wii Shop (including banners, graphics, videos, etc).
    • Testing— it would be naive to assume every game will work perfectly on the emulators (which may be in constant development).
    • Working with rating boards (PEGI, ESRB, etc) to ensure the rating hasn't changed for the game since its original release.
    So, it may not be entirely Nintendo's fault.


    Relative to the actual number of games available for past consoles, your list is the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of possible VC releases.
     
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    INB4 he mad just because there's no Pokémon.
     
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    So your saying you expect a handheld thats been out for not even a year, is supposed to support a shit ton for old games that most likely people are gonna whine about anyway? That makes sense.
     
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    Nope, that's not what I'm saying. I don't expect anything at all, I'm just pointing out the potential and, what I believe the OP is referring to when he says there's a "lack of" games. If anything, the post you quoted suggests I'm more understanding than others here when it comes to the insignificant number of VC games released week in, week out.

    FWIW, my opinion is that people think Nintendo is slow because they're used to downloading and playing ROMs on their other devices with no red tape whatsoever. If those people never had access to emulators and ROMs they might be impressed with 1 or 2 VC games per week.
     
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    because I don't feel like paying the type of prices they are asking, and the age of the games are, when I can emulate it for free.

    you have to get REALLY dedicated fanboys to PAY for GameBoy games again...

    add some GBA titles (with 3D enhancements maybe?) and maybe sales might increase
     
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    I know I am. Pokemon VC would sell so god damn well. Especially the GBA ones. GIVE ME MY R/S/E!!
     
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    semi off topic response
     
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    wow...maybe calm down the raging just a TAD? :unsure:
     
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    Off topic and no one cares.


    God you're fucking dumb.
     
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    1.99 to 5.99? Seriously that's to much for full games old games to where only dedicated fans would buy them?

    -edit-
    Not to mention most of them just lay at 2.99, there is only one 5.99 game.
     
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    I really don't care for the VC on the 3DS like some people said I can just a flashcart to emulate GB/GBC and all that. Though personally I have no urge to play the classics. Way too occupied with current games.
     
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    You can be a bronie, but that doesn't mean you have to be an ass, dude.

    Some people care.

    ....but yeah, off topic.

     
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