If the company doesn’t want to port our games, than we should be allowed to preserve said games.
@The Pun Shielder, ^THIS
@The Pun Shielder, just make a damn GameCube and N64 emulator for the switch already
@The Pun Shielder, This is correct. Legitimately, with how fücky Nintendo is, it's preservation. But even if you wanted to consider yourself a pirate, what better company to pirate from than Nintendo
@The Pun Shielder, oh they’ll port them, we’ll just need to pay 70 dollars to play them
Yet another reason for me not to support Nintendo since the Wii U. Great work Nintendo, keep it up *continues playing pirated Super Metroid*
@Sterling M Archer, I see you a man of culture as well!
@Sterling M Archer, I just finished Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission on my phone's GBA emulator.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, Metroid Fusion was actually my first Metroid game. I was highly intrigued by series watching my big brother play Super Metroid (still think is the best one so far. The music, the atmosphere, the sound effects, gameplay, exploration, solitude, visual effects are just all so iconic) on the SNES and ever since I’ve been a huge Metroid fan
Exited for Metroid Dread? Finally after all these years!
@Sterling M Archer, No im not excited for metroid dread. Not after other m I have no faith in Nintendo making metroid games.
@LaDarkProphet, even after Metroid Samus Returns. Even though I prefer AM2R. And the announcement of Metroid Prime 4? And besides, that’s more on Yoshio Sakamoto, who’s just the producer now after the disappointment that was Other M
@Sterling M Archer, I'm just... Skeptical you know? Other M hurt man. And yea they did make some progress... But they also made Federation Force. So... Yea I'm dubious and will not hold my breath. Course I want the games to be good and sell well etc but... I will wait and see how the product is first.
Arrrgh me matey
Nintendo as a corporation just consistently make so many bad business decisions, it amazes me how they haven’t gone the way of Sega. It just goes to show how much they rely on the Japanese market.
I’m still salty about their Amiibo debacle. They left billions of dollars on the table by failing to market to collectors that want to collect them all. Instead, 99% of their Amiibo models were discontinued within a month or two of launch and so the scalpers were the only ones that benefitted. It’s so stupid.
Or their attempt at a VR headset for the Switch, that they thought was a good idea to make out of goddamn cardboard and have you assemble yourself.
@I Are Lebo, idk man the switch and many of its games sell insanely well, in the states at least, if not worldwide. Sure the Japanese market is a good source of revenue for them, but they do very well pretty much everywhere these days.
I agree about the amiibo and label VR, wtf man.
@Mantis Tobaggan, the Switch was their first good business move since the original Wii. Not EVERYTHING they do is bad, but recently, most of it has been.
Like, why the hell are the majority of their classic games, including the entire N64 library not available for download on the Switch? The Wii marketplace was better put together than the Switch online store, with a better selection. The Switch mostly seems to focus on Indie games that they don’t advertise or offer demos for (mostly), so you either gamble on an unknown game or, more likely, you avoid it altogether. They’re leaving tons of money on the table.
Nintendo have become complacent. That’s why they’ve been the afterthought competitor in the console wars for five console generations now.
@I Are Lebo, oh yeah the wii u was rough for sure and some decisions are really bad. 3ds sold super well, they have always done better in handheld, which is why the switch was brilliant. Their first party games sell super well too, which is why they seem happy to be a supplementary console because, largely, they still make money hand over fist. Getting mad because people "pirate" games that you won't re-release is stupid. All I meant was, they don't only rely on the Japanese market.
@Mantis Tobaggan, the real point is that they consistently leave money on the table. The Wii U, Amiibos, LABO, the 2DS, lack of nostalgia games on Switch, the list goes on.
They could be doing so much better than they are if they’d just be smarter and seize these opportunities.
@I Are Lebo, yeah its weird, they are good at that sometimes, but not with switch for some reason. Metroid dread looks cool, but some people would like to play the other metroids before dread, the switch is missing like half of the 2d ones. Free money boys, take it!
Not nintendo, but damn square Enix, where is Chrono Trigger on switch?
I really hope I can work up the energy to plug in an old console
@megamanx181x, controllers and consoles break, and are often no longer sold. DS/3DS only have so much battery life in them. I consider myself fortunate that we still have a working 3DO, Nintendo, and SNES, but even then they're all at my parents house, since I personally don't own them.
Said the poor ppl
To be fair. Buying a $60 remake on a $200 console is cheaper than buying a $1500 computer that can decently emulate 10 & 20 year old games.
I still do it though.
@DamienD, Duder, you can play all the older systems on a raspberry pi for crazy cheap.
@beejus, True but for Dolphin and CEMU you need some power to do it right.