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Dates Revealed For Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign Games

by Tyler Ohlew - January 30, 2013, 12:56 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: (Description), Nintendo.com, http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/downloads/virtual-con...

When can your GamePad get its Super 'troid on? 

Nintendo has revealed the release dates for all seven titles of the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign.

  • Balloon Fight: January 23 - February 21

  • F-Zero (SNES): February 20 - March 21

  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES): March 20 - April 18

  • Kirby's Adventure (NES): April 17 - May 16

  • Super Metroid (SNES): May 15 - June 13

  • Yoshi (NES): June 12 - July 11

  • Donkey Kong (NES): July 10 - August 13
The trial campaign serves to introduce Wii U owners to the Virtual Console service before its official launch shortly after this Spring's system update. As part of the promotion, these titles will sell for 30 cents in North America for the dates listed. Once past its promotion date, the title will change over to its standard price ($4.99-$5.99 for NES titles, $7.99-$8.99 for SNES titles).

Talkback

KDR_11kJanuary 30, 2013

I'll definitely rebuy Super Metroid because my SNES cart has a bad battery.

TrueNerdJanuary 30, 2013

So from May 15th to June 13th, you can buy the greatest video game that will ever be made for thirty cents. HOT DAMN.

jvgsjeffJanuary 30, 2013

I've never tried Kirby's Adventure (or any of the regular Kirby games), so I'll definitely give that a try in April.

CyrianJanuary 30, 2013

I wish they had Super Metroid on the 3DS eShop, it would be fantastic to have all of the 2D Metroids on one system. 

Quote from: TrueNerd

So from March 20th to April 18th, you can buy the greatest video game that will ever be made for thirty yen. HOT DAMN.

Fixed that for you.
grumble grumble

azekeJanuary 30, 2013

Quote from: Shaymin

Quote from: TrueNerd

So from March 20th to April 18th, you can buy the greatest video game that will ever be made for thirty yen. HOT DAMN.

Fixed that for you.
grumble grumble

How can it be GOTYAY if it doesn't have Mike Tyson?

BlackNMild2k1January 30, 2013

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Once past its promotion date, the title will change over to its standard price ($4.99-$5.99 for NES titles, $7.99-$8.99 for SNES titles).

Are they really selling games for that much!?

games that are almost 25-30 years old for $6!?
and 20+ years old for $9!?

How are VC sales doing anyway?
I'm sure they would do a whole lot better if they were priced more reasonably.

(NES $1.99-$3.99; SNES $3.99-$5.99; N64 $6.49-$8.99; GC $8.99-$13.99; Wii $14.99-$24.99)
(GB $0.99-$2.99; GBC $2.99-$4.99; VB $5.99; GBA $4.99-$7.99; DS $7.99-$19.99)

azekeJanuary 30, 2013

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

How are VC sales doing anyway?

I've compiled some data gathered by coffeewithgames in this post:

Quote from: azeke

Quote from: coffeewithgames

Yes, and I try to make sure to never quote anything as "sales" data, unless it's the Virtual Console and WiiWare titles, because then it's easy to do the math on the reported numbers and how much has possibly been made... but even then it's never stated as ALL sold.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has 240,177 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel in the United States, with 1,722 days possibly reported
Super Smash Bros. has 1,126,147 Total Hours of game-play reported, from approximately 71,107 U.S. Wii owners that have reported data
Super Mario Bros. 3 has approximately 798,090 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with 1,701 days reported
Paper Mario has approximately 191,273 U.S. Wii owners that have reported hours through the Nintendo Channel, with 1,862 days possibly reported since the game released
Super Mario 64 has about 305,260 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii's Nintendo Channel, with 1,772 days possibly reported since it was released.
Super Mario Bros. has approximately 618,052 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel, with 2,051 days possibly reported
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards now has 935,279 Total Hours of gameplay reported, from approximately 89,306 U.S. Wii owners that have reported data through the Wii's Nintendo Channel
F-Zero X has 195,195 Total Hours of gameplay reported, from approximately 31,743 U.S. Wii owners that have reported gameplay hours through the Nintendo Channel since its U.S. release
Approximately 29,551 U.S. Wii owners have reported playing Wave Race 64 through the Wii's Nintendo Channel

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