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« on: January 13, 2006, 02:12:00 AM »

The entire Nintendo back catalog for $14.99 a month (excluding Cube games)?  Color me intrigued....

Yeah yeah the numbers aren't finalized and are purely speculative, but I like the all-for-one-price approach they may be taking....

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006, 03:08:27 AM »

Hmm, I was hoping for a per download charge.  $14.99 a month is double my Live account.  I dont know about that.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006, 03:17:18 AM »

The marketing survey had participants commenting on their reactions to both a subscription and a per title cost. As well as a rental cost for games. (Presumably you couldn't save a rental anywhere.) I think we won't know for sure until E3 at the earliest what any pricing plans will be. I just hope they are able to get some 3rd party stuff available for download.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 03:29:02 AM »

yeah they also tested pricing like 2.99 for nes 7.99 for SNES and 19.99 for N64...

I thought the NES and SNES was reasonable but N64 should be no more than 10 bucks. Getting some classic games for ten bucks would be great, and even better if the rumored "upgrades" are implemented. I mean Online goldeneye? Online anything from the backlog would be cool.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006, 03:41:43 AM »

Does that also include GB/GBC games?

[edit]  Never mind, I decided to RTFA.  It does not (at least their suvey did not).
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006, 07:50:08 AM »

I think subscription would be a mistake.  Sure, it's a lot of games, but even fans of classic games don't play them all the time, and I don't think it would be worth it to most people.  I'm really looking forward to playing the older games, but there's no way I'd pay $15 a month to do it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2006, 08:04:37 AM »

I'd drop 3 bucks on a NES or SNES game in a heartbeat if I get to keep it, but you won't catch me paying $179.88 a year for access to a list of games I won't play that often.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2006, 08:15:52 AM »

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I'd drop 3 bucks on a NES or SNES game in a heartbeat if I get to keep it, but you won't catch me paying $179.88 a year for access to a list of games I won't play that often.


Exactly, not to mention the other routes one could take to play those games for free.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2006, 12:45:30 PM »

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I'd drop 3 bucks on a NES or SNES game in a heartbeat if I get to keep it, but you won't catch me paying $179.88 a year for access to a list of games I won't play that often.

Exactly, not to mention the other routes one could take to play those games for free.

That is going to be Nintendo's challenge, methinks. There's pretty much perfect emulation of the NES and SNES out there, and the games are relatively easy to find. N64 emulation is far from perfect though, so it'll be interesting to see how well Nintendo can pull it off.

It's all about the price in the end.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2006, 01:26:04 PM »

OUT!

Why would anyone do this considering you can own most any older Nintendo game for about $10?

They GAVE YOU all the old Zelda's when you bought WW and how many times will you play the original Metroid at $15 a month?
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2006, 01:38:58 PM »

Im with DEVIL.

OUT OUT OUT

I wouldnt pay that for live arcade either... which I love. For 14.99 Ill get Gamefly damn it.

People are tired of monthy bills..... besides the back catalog is not worth that. and how big is the storage space going to be on this thing?
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2006, 01:55:25 PM »

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They GAVE YOU all the old Zelda's when you bought WW and how many times will you play the original Metroid at $15 a month?


No, they didn't. They gave you ONE old Zelda when you preordered WW. The collection was bundled with Gamecubes at X-mas 2003 (where they quickly ran out) and was available by subbing to Nintendo Power for a year back then. You're thinking of the Ocarina/Master Quest disc they gave to preorders.

Still, I agree. $15/month for access to old games is not going to be very popular. I think the prices per game needs to be much lower for all games as well (99 cents for oldest, maybe $2-4 for N64. Or, I think they should do a per YEAR sub at around $15-20.
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2006, 02:05:35 PM »

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No, they didn't. They gave you ONE old Zelda when you preordered WW. The collection was bundled with Gamecubes at X-mas 2003 (where they quickly ran out) and was available by subbing to Nintendo Power for a year back then. You're thinking of the Ocarina/Master Quest disc they gave to preorders.


You're right, but still - They were throw-ins and weren't $15 a month to play.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2006, 02:13:07 PM »

I'll just chime in with another, "No way in hell I'm paying $15 a month for a feature I'd rarely use."

Even if I felt like being perfectly legal about it, I could find a working NES and the majority of games I'd want to play (that I don't still own) for less than what they're (considering) asking for a year's subscription.

Something tells me these numbers will change before they get officially unveiled to the public.  If they don't, this aspect of the Revolution is going to tank.
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2006, 04:19:23 PM »

I would absolutely pay it if the library was larger.  With the library I see there, I'm not as interested.

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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2006, 04:47:02 PM »

DEWD! $15 is LO-COST! EXCITEBIKE FTW!!

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2006, 04:56:49 PM »

We understand that these prices are speculation based on a marketing survey right?

That said, $15 a month is not what I'm looking for.  I want to pay to download it and have it... not rent it.
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2006, 05:20:09 PM »

I would pay $50 a year for the service (and I like the idea of all games available), but nearly $200 ain't going to cut it.  That said, if they go with a per game price, they might get more than that out of me in the long run, but I won't be happy about it.
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2006, 07:03:43 PM »

$15 a month for unlimited games seems reasonable to me. Not owning a SNES or N64 there's quite a few games on those two systems I would love to play or try out and in the end is likely cheaper than purchasing each game singally.

For this type of thing I would figure after 3 or 4 months it'll grow stale and will cancel. I can't imagine someone doing this for an entire year.

So $60 over 4 months to play all the old games I missed and really want to play as well try ones I was only somewhat interested.  thumbsup
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2006, 07:15:54 PM »

that is too much, imo.

if im paying $15/month, i would have to go with gamefly. the games, while classic, arent the same quality as new ones and the demand isnt high enough to justify in comparison....
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2006, 07:47:17 PM »

There's already too many monthly "subscription" fees in my life.  There's not enough there to justify $180 a year.
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2006, 10:07:08 PM »

Out for me. If it included GCN games, I would say good deal, but with the library of games offered, in 2006-hell no, way too much other stuff I would rather play than pay that price.
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