Hardcore gamers will want original games and likely go as far as to set up their system on a 32" 90's television so they get the best picture...I plan on it myself but for now I don't have the space.
This is Nintendo's answer to a more common market, who want to play these games on a 60+ inch HDTV, who don't need to spend an average $20.00 per game if not more. Sure, you could hook the NES to an HDMI TV, but it will look horrible and a decent Component to HDMI will certainly cost around $80.00 -$200.00 depending on how serious you want to go with that route.
I'm wondering how the save feature is going to work, I'd like it if it was kind of like a save bank which the Super Mario All-Stars game had...
What this does is basically break down any walls and barriers that will stop kids, parents, casual gamers, etc from ever buying a Wii, I guess to the average person they can be confusing, expensive and you will never know what is the best thing to get.
With this though, everyone knows who the f*ck mario is, if hes on the box, it costs $60 and is idiot proof, why wouldn't everyone this christmas buy it? Either for themselves or for a kid.
It is basically like releasing these games on mobile devices, only a dedicated machine for it. Nothing to go wrong, little barrier to entry which I think is their goal.
I know that means f*ck all for you and me, and most of us jizzing over this probably already had or still has the originals as well as all the emulators and roms. But still, there is just something satisfying about this. Maybe not entirely useful in my insane evil villain lair of a bedroom but could be very useful to take down into the living room and play with the family on christmas day etc. It beats half the sh*te that is on TV anyway.
They did say the device won't have internet or external storage capacity which essentially rules out the possibility of more games down the line.
Ah I didn't notice, that's too bad. They could have tied in the WII marketplace to add more...they should have thought of this as it would have put that market on the map for more users. Then again, this is cheap software so it may have ended up costing more than it was worth.
I feel like if this was what I originally wanted. An Ouya-like micro console with downloadable games from the marketplace I feel that this really could have taken off so easily. Though that would easily cast a massive shadow over their new console and nintendo are weird like that and would rather do what they want to do rather than what they know will make everyone happy and get them a lot of money...
The main point I think above everything is that it's f*cking $60, that is f*cking NOTHING. This thing could easily be something in every f*ckers home under the tree on christmas day.
At that low price, it is almost no point worrying about it. It's a brand you can trust and being that cheap it doesn't even matter if it's the right thing or not. It's an easy gift type item that has no bounds of being sold the f*ck out in seconds.