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GameCube/SSBM Bundle Ships
« on: August 24, 2005, 08:06:59 PM »
The system's biggest seller is now selling with the system.

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RE: GameCube/SSBM Bundle Ships
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 08:30:43 PM »
Too bad it couldn't be a TP bundle  

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 08:39:44 PM »
I feel like they shoulda done this a loooooooooong time ago. Like to combat the Halo/Xbox bundle (they DID do such a thing didn't they?) But hey, better late than never...
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 08:44:35 PM »
Halo was bundled in Europe. They kept it at full price in the US for awhile (2 years?). This deal womps.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 10:12:22 PM »
Yay, 2 years 2 late.  Just in time to make up for Twilight Princess and to coincide with the hit Nintendogs which happens to be on a different system.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005, 12:30:26 AM »
I know exactly one person who might buy that. And it's not me.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005, 09:19:44 AM »
yeah I feel the same way, this might have done some good 2 years ago but now it's rather pointless. If you were going to buy SSBM, you probably already bought a cube and have it by now. Now if Nintendo had decided to do a Resident Evil 4 bundle at this price point a month or two from now, I think it would have caused a sizeable sales spike because it's attracting a different kind of audience to the console. I'd love to be wrong on this though...

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RE: GameCube/SSBM Bundle Ships
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005, 09:28:08 AM »
They did do it two years ago.

You bought a Gamecube for $150 and got your choice of a free game (one of which was SSBM).  Then Nintendo dropped the free game and lowered the price to $100.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005, 11:57:15 AM »
I like the RE4 idea.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005, 05:54:31 PM »
But it's a 3rd party game.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2005, 06:56:24 PM »
So were Sega GT and Jet Set Something on that other system.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2005, 07:26:02 PM »
I think there's some rule against bundling M rated games in the US, but I could be wrong.

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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2005, 08:05:08 PM »
I don't think it's a rule, I think it's just more of common sense... With the majority of stores denying the sale of M-rated games to minors, why would any company want to risk losing a console sale because of a "free" game?
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005, 08:15:58 PM »
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I don't think it's a rule, I think it's just more of common sense... With the majority of stores denying the sale of M-rated games to minors, why would any company want to risk losing a console sale because of a "free" game?


That may be true but at the same time I don't think I've ever been to a store that only stocked the bundled version of the cube... In my experience it's always been the current bundle along with the stand alone console.

And as a previous poster indicated Microsoft bundles their system with third party games all the time... it's just something Nintendo has choosen not to do up to this point.

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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005, 08:16:31 PM »
Th e only store that ever asked me about my age was Target, just recently with Geist.  The guy asked me for my birthday, discovered, after much thought, that I was too young, and then proceeded to scan the item and print the receipt.

I've never been stopped from buying mature games (all three of them!), so as long as Nintendo offered another, not mature rated bundle along side of the RE4 bundle, I think it'd be a rad idea.  They should have done it earlier, but perhaps it could be done along side the PS2 release, although I don't think it'd have that great an effect....but it'd be better than nothing.
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005, 09:19:25 PM »
Pfft, they bundled RE4 with the Cube here, they even had to remove the bonus disc they threw in because it was unrated. The game itself is rated 18 and ratings are legally binding here. I don't see a reason they couldn't do it in the US, too.

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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2005, 09:29:13 PM »
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Th e only store that ever asked me about my age was Target, just recently with Geist.  The guy asked me for my birthday, discovered, after much thought, that I was too young, and then proceeded to scan the item and print the receipt.

I've never been stopped from buying mature games (all three of them!), so as long as Nintendo offered another, not mature rated bundle along side of the RE4 bundle, I think it'd be a rad idea.  They should have done it earlier, but perhaps it could be done along side the PS2 release, although I don't think it'd have that great an effect....but it'd be better than nothing.


I think they should target it for the holiday season... next year will be too late. Launch it right around halloween since the thrilling/frightening image of the series will be easiest to sell at that time of year and it allows the system to get a head start on the 360's launch. Of course all of this will never happen because it makes far too much sense...