So why aren't the GBA games downloadable for everybody?

#1hydra_dragonPosted 7/28/2011 1:26:19 PM
Aside from the people who bought a 3DS before August 12th, why doesn't Nintendo put them on the E-Shop? They said they have no current planes on doing that. I think that seems odd, don't you? Why would Nintendo make 10 GBA games for VC, but not release them for everybody? Sure, they would have to buy them, while the adapters wouldn't. It just seems odd.
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#2AP3BrainPosted 7/28/2011 1:27:35 PM
Don't listen to people. They will eventually see the light of day on the eshop within a year.
#3EmpirorPosted 7/28/2011 1:27:46 PM
To try to get people to pay 250 for a bit longer of course :P
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#4meiyukiPosted 7/28/2011 1:28:04 PM
I would bet this is in hopes some people will run out and buy the $250 3ds to get them, and then sometime next year they'll say "oh yeah we've decided to start selling these gba games on the eshop."
#5RoyMaster4Posted 7/28/2011 1:28:32 PM
I figure these 10 games were never intended to go up in the first place. The actual GBA Virtual Console will include the other 3 Mario Advances, WarioWare Twisted, Metroid: Zero Mission, Minish Cap, etc.
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#6scorpio manPosted 7/28/2011 1:28:36 PM
Empiror posted...
To try to get people to pay 250 for a bit longer of course :P

100% accurate right there, they believe all the fanboys will run and shell out 250 so they can get these games
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#7I_am_GyaradosPosted 7/28/2011 1:28:40 PM
Because all the have to make is the emulator, and they can still use that 2-3 years from now when they release them for everyone.
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#8all_that_juicePosted 7/28/2011 1:28:44 PM
Just for the lulz
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#9trainer2689Posted 7/28/2011 1:29:53 PM
Probably a ploy to get people to buy a 3DS in the next couple days for $250. GBA games will eventually be available on the Virtual Console. Nintendo is hoping that this move will make people so envious of the current owners that they'll buy a system themselves.
#10ja_schafferPosted 7/28/2011 1:30:38 PM
When Nintendo says "No plans," it means they know exactly what they are going to do but they're not going to tell you so you might give them more money.
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