bluenote wrote:I may be in the minority here, but why are people so enamoured with virtual console with the switch? I'm not spending $400 on the newest console so I can play super Mario bros for the millionth time.
Here's a much more pertinent question: As people do seem to buy VC games and do want it at launch, why is Nintendo not throwing up a few simple ROM files that they already own and that already exist? Let's say you were in the business of selling groceries. At the counters in your store, you also sold gum. Eventually, your stores ran out of gum. All your customers began to write complaints in the complaint box that said "will not shop here again until you have gum. Every other store has gum at the counter." You get tons and tons of these letters. What is the simple solution that lets you keep customers happy and sell gum? What is the only choice here that leaves customers mad and leaves you with zero gum sales?
This is what Nintendo is doing. They're not selling VC games and are leaving people unhappy who would have bought them, all because they won't throw up ROM files you can otherwise get for free on the internet, that people will still pay for anyway. People are begging "Please sell me something I could get for free. Please please let me spend money I don't need to, on a thing you have 100% ownership of, that will cost you less than a penny to deliver to me for $5-10 in profit." And Nintendo is saying "no." Why? It is idiotic.