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Wii's Virtual Console is generating good sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2007 18:58 User comments (14)

Wii's Virtual Console is generating good sales According to Shinji Hatano, licensing director for Nintendo, the Wii's Virtual Console download service has become a lucrative business model and has so far generated JPY 3.5 billion, the equivalent of 33 million USD.
Hatano released the figures during a recent press conference in which he also marked a "collaboration with NTT for broadband internet access for the home console."

So far, 7.8 million items have been download through the service, which offers games from past Nintendo consoles and are usually priced between $5 and $20 USD.

Source:
GI.biz

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14 user comments

129.11.2007 22:13

Considering the amount of Wii's sold and the cheap price of the virtual games it doesn't surprise me to see this.

I personally like playing the Donkey Kong series just as I used to without any of the crap they added to the Game Boy Advanced versions.

230.11.2007 10:29
goodswipe
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I'd rather read a headline that goes a little something like this:


"Nintendo gets there shit together"

which would entail them getting more Wii's on the shelves!

330.11.2007 12:11

Originally posted by goodswipe:
I'd rather read a headline that goes a little something like this:


"Nintendo gets there shit together"

which would entail them getting more Wii's on the shelves!
Very good point!

I said something similar on another thread. If Nintendo gets their stuff together they will doing great for the holidays.

430.11.2007 13:24

Nintendo has there stuff together, the more shortages the more people want it.

530.11.2007 13:27

Originally posted by goodswipe:
I'd rather read a headline that goes a little something like this:



which would entail them getting more Wii's on the shelves!
"Nintendo gets their shit together" would be a bit better

630.11.2007 13:49
goodswipe
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Quote:
Originally posted by goodswipe:
I'd rather read a headline that goes a little something like this:



which would entail them getting more Wii's on the shelves!
"Nintendo gets their shit together" would be a bit better
Hmmm, I didn't know this was Writing Basics 101.

The only reason there is a shortage is due to the fact that Nintendo just isn't meeting the demand, they could do it if they wanted to. It sounds more like Nintendo is enjoying its "can't keep 'em on the shelves" status a bit too much to seriously make an attempt at meeting demand.

730.11.2007 19:44

Is Nintendo going to release those Virtual Boy games in black and red?

830.11.2007 22:50

Originally posted by goodswipe:
I'd rather read a headline that goes a little something like this:


"Nintendo gets there shit together"

which would entail them getting more Wii's on the shelves!
I think it should also say something along the lines of "Nintendo drops the price of the Wii to 199.00$." That would be another thumb in Sonys blu-ray box's eye.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Nov 2007 @ 22:51

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91.12.2007 11:33

Nintendo is going too be on top again and that's like when they first released the 8 bit system number 1 and that's what they should be.

The only thing that hurt Nintendo and kept them from really dominating the market was the Nintendo 64 cart based system and the new PS1 from Sony.

I am sure glad when they released the game cube they got there heads out of there asses and went too the disk system.

I think they should try a system with just a hard drive.

They couldn't really because they still need a format too get it too the hard drive so that means they need disk or a internet connection.

108.12.2007 17:34

The only downside of the Wii is that developers think they HAVE to think up some creative way to use the controller, making you fling your arms all over the place looking like a jackass while playing the games.

118.12.2007 18:02

I don't know much about games but I was curious wondering, can the Wii console be moded ? can you make backup copies of the games you own ?


crackmeup

128.12.2007 20:46

Originally posted by revengine:
I don't know much about games but I was curious wondering, can the Wii console be moded ? can you make backup copies of the games you own ?
theres a wii forum for a reason. and the search bar poses a purpose also.

139.12.2007 12:48

lol, yea I am a bit of a lazy azz at times, thanks


crackmeup

1421.12.2007 21:11

No bad numbers at all.

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