[QUOTE=PSX]I just finally bought my first VC game a couple weeks ago, and I immediately had this same thought once I realized that there was no way to transfer the games between systems. It really bothers me too. But some people might prefer it. Here's the good part and the bad part:
If you sell your Wii console on eBay, Craigslist, etc., having the VC games will increase its value. Let's say I own a Xbox 360 and I want to sell it. And let's say I don't care about all my Xbox Live Arcade games anymore... well, I can't get rid of them unless I give the buyer my Xbox Live account too. So if you never plan to use those XLA games again, they either basically "disappear" when you sell your console (stuck to an unused account) or you give up your XLA account to the buyer (which might contain personal info). But with the Wii, you can get some value back for those VC games if you sell the console. So if you spent $300 on some really good VC games, maybe someone would give you like an extra $150 for your Wii. Can't really do that if you sell your PS3.
Exactly what happened to Paul. Basically, you can't buy $300 in VC games today, and tomorrow you're Wii could smash to the ground.. and all your VC games are gone. On the Xbox 360 and PS3, your games are preserved when your console stops working. Also, as a counter to the above point, you could sell your console without losing your XLA and PSN games, if you wanted to keep them.
I personally prefer the Microsoft and Sony model, but there is at least some merit for certain people in the Nintendo model.
[/QUOTE]According to the terms of service, the user must wipe the internal memory if selling their Wii. Of course they won't know if you don't wipe it but if you follow the terms, your good point is invalid.