WiiWare Prices

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  1. CockroachMan
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    Nintendo announced the prices for the launch games on WiiWare in Japan, the prices will probably be the same in the US/Europe:

    Okiraku Ping Pong Wii - Arc System Works - (500 points)

    Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Wii - Namco Bandai - (1.000 points)

    Saku Saku Animal Panic - Konami - (1.000 points)

    Star Soldier R - Hudson – (800 points)

    Tenshi Solitaire - G-Mode – (500 points)

    Dr. Mario & Saikin Bokumetsu- Nintendo – (1.000 points)

    Pokémon Ranch - Nintendo – (1.000 points)

    Lonpos - Genki – (1.000 Points)

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles : My Life as a King – Square Enix – (1.500 Points)



    Hope Star Soldier R gets to western WiiWare.. 800 points is not a bad deal.. [​IMG]
     
  2. Harsky

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    Any ideas on how many blocks of saves it will take up?
     
  3. CockroachMan
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    If I remember well.. Nintendo was recommending developers to don't make games bigger then 40MB.. but there were no size limits.. don't know how many blocks are 40MB [​IMG]
     
  4. tjas

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    2000 points is 22 euros soow thats 11 euros for a konami wii game? hmm thats a bit expensive..
     
  5. Neko

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    I hope you can save the games on a SD and play them from it. (I don't want to have to copy these files over and over and over again.)

    The Prices are pretty good , although they are like a little bit cheap , I mean look , you pay like 5€ for a SNES game or a MadeforWII game. Oo
     
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    i don'tknow where you buy your points, but 2000 points = 20 euro overhere
     
  7. pasc

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    Still... quite expensive, if they halved the prices of every vc and wiiware game everything would be perfect... Ocarina of Time, mariobros 3 and the browser cost me all my points [​IMG]
     
  8. Fat D

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    Pokémon Ranch for 1000 points? I thought it was jsut some kind of on-Wii storage. That's not worth €10...
     
  9. Pikachu025

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    One block is 128 KB, so 40 MB is 320 blocks... ouch.
     
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    I hate how Nintendo has inflated the prices over games simply because they're downloadable. Think about it, these games can only last for mabye an hour or two. Four hours at best due to the lack of flash memory capacity on the Wii.

    As you can purchase a FULL uncut N64 game for 1,000 points, I would expect that to be the maximum price for any other game. Especially one that was quickly put together for some easy profit. Mainly I'm arguing the Final Fantasy game. Though, I don't know why I'm doing so, considering that since it's third party, Nintendo would have to pay Square Enix for royalties and whatnot. Oh well. If you've read to the end of this post and are confused, so am I. xD
     
  12. Lazycus

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    WiiWare => FriiWare

    Coming soon to a Wii near you!
     
  13. philthy

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    Time to get a larger SD card.
     
  14. jumpman17

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    So, when will Nintendo decide to make a press release saying, "The Wii internal memory has plenty of space, stop whining, we will never provide a solution for this. I mean, that fits like, 10 N64 games plus the Wii basics!"
     
  15. DarkSpace

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    Good stuff, but still expensive. I'm poor.
     
  16. CockroachMan
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    Well.. a 1GB SD card is really cheap nowadays.. that is already 2 times more the Wii internal memory..
    If you can send stuff to your SD card.. I'm already happy..
     
  17. jumpman17

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    But you can't play games off the SD card. I have a 4 SD cards, but I don't want to have to store my games on them and swap them out and copy the game over to play it everytime.
     
  18. JKR Firefox

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    With the release of WiiWare, Nintendo should really be looking at releasing an external HD. I've already had to delete VC games from my Wii because of lack of storage space and I really don't want to do it again. I'd really prefer to have all of the games I've downloaded on the system I purchased them for. It kind of sucks to have to re-download a game when I get an urge to play it if I don't have it on my Wii.
     
  19. cubin'

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    Hopefully we get some quality games like Xbox Arcade [​IMG]

    Tetris is the only one so far that interests me.
     
  20. alpha0000

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    Update the firmware to support running games from sd card directly. Please, Nintendo!!