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Variable prices for the 3DS eShop VC games, only 5 titles overall at launch
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June 02, 2011, 21:11:36
 
Wired reports: "Nintendo has set a rock-bottom price point of $1.99 for eShop games. Of the three Game Boy games available, Super Mario Land will cost $3.99, and Alleyway and Radar Mission will cost $2.99."

The only two other pieces of software to come out are the 3-D enhanced version of Excitebike and an interactive Pokémon strategy guide.

Source: Wired

edit - Might as well copy the rest of the info pertaining to the eShop

Wired said:
Some applications will be free, though. The Pokédex 3D application will be free forever, and Nintendo is giving away the 3-D version of Excitebike for the first 30 days that the shop is online.

Wired.com got an early preview of the software, and found the eShop easy to navigate, with detailed search features that allow users to find and preview games. The eShop looks quite a bit like the 3DS’ home menu, a scrolling “shelf” of square icons, each of which represents a category of games.

Wharton says his group has a lot of flexibility in determining what categories to display on the shelf — it could use the interface to promote all the games in the Mario series, for instance, or to push two-player games, games that start with the letter W, etc.

Excitebike is the first classic game that will be given a 3-D facelift on 3DS, Nintendo said. It will be available for free for the first 30 days.

When you’re trying to decide on a game, you’ll be able to view up to six dual-screen screenshots and six dual-screen videos of each title. Nintendo has toyed around with the issue of whether to release demo versions of games, but Wharton did not show us any such functionality in the eShop demo.

If you already own games on your DSi, you’ll be able to transfer them over to your 3DS, Wharton says. When the eShop goes live, a System Transfer application will be uploaded to the DSi shop. You’ll download that to your DSi system, then use it to move the games over. Once you move the games over, they will be deleted from your DSi and left on your 3DS. If you have games on both a DSi and a DSi XL, you can transfer them all to a single 3DS, Wharton says.

The Game Boy games are simple ROM dumps of the classic titles with no tweaks. The only option players have is that they can view the games in solid black-and-white colors, or in the classic gray-and-green scheme that more closely mimics the original Game Boy’s low-power display. (Wharton pointed out that Super Mario Land and Alleyway were two of the games that Wired.com editors asked for in a recent feature. True enough. Only 28 more to go!)

Nintendo says it will add games from the TurboGrafx and Game Gear consoles later.

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Posted: 06/02/11, 21:11:36  - Edited by 
 on: 06/02/11, 21:18:11    
 
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
 
@sirmastersephiroth But... how did you think you were going to transfer them over? Nintendo doesn't really have a unified online username between platforms.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 03:36:31  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/11, 03:36:55
anon_mastermind said:
@sirmastersephiroth
ACK! Urge to kill rising indeed...

Maybe call Nintendo and say you lost it?

My conscience wouldn't let me. Anyway, they know I traded it in. I called them and asked them how to erase it from my Club Nintendo account because I didn't want anyone using my account to buy stuff in my old DSi. I knew it wouldn't cost mr and I would get points for the games, but it felt like stealing, so I asked them how to do a clean erase of everything including my Club Nintendo account info. Apparently, I was the first person to ask this because, they didn't have it in the FAQs they have on them, and the counselor had to meet with other counselors to discuss it before they supplied me with the answer. So, it is very possible they have all this written down in some database tied to my account.

By the way, let this be a lesson to all of you. When Nintendo promises next week that you can transfer your VC/Wii Ware games from the Wii to the Wii 2, it is very likely that you will need to have the original console to do so, even though they have a proof of every game you have bought online in their databases.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 03:39:42
Zero said:
@sirmastersephiroth But... how did you think you were going to transfer them over? Nintendo doesn't really have a unified online username between platforms.

Because I gave Nintendo too much credit. Not falling for that one again. I guess I'll just rebuy them down the line. I think I spent maybe $30-40 total on DSi Ware. I'll look at my Club Nintendo account and provide an accurate amount later.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 03:42:58  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/11, 03:43:56
Hmm, but if you had it removed from your Club Nintendo and everything what proof is really left that you owned those games at some point? Either way, without a unified online account, they kind of have to do it this way, no? Otherwise the new owner could be all hey, I have a DSi with DSi games, I want to transfer them over! I mean, you could end up with 10 or 20 people all trying to claim they own the DSi with the games on it and how does Nintendo know for sure who actually owns it?


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 04:02:32
Zero said:
Hmm, but if you had it removed from your Club Nintendo and everything what proof is really left that you owned those games at some point? Either way, without a unified online account, they kind of have to do it this way, no? Otherwise the new owner could be all hey, I have a DSi with DSi games, I want to transfer them over! I mean, you could end up with 10 or 20 people all trying to claim they own the DSi with the games on it and how does Nintendo know for sure who actually owns it?

The games are still in my Club Nintendo Account but my old DSi is not connected to my Club Nintendo account anymore. I made sure to ask this before doing anything and I didn't lose any coins or proof of ownership and registration for my DSi games. Maybe Nintendo has some method for people who trade in their DSi, though I doubt it.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 04:32:47
Hmm. Did you assume that the new owner wouldn't be able to transfer the games over to a 3DS? Just curious, not trying to put you on the spot. The way my mind works it would only be me or him, not both. No way would Nintendo set things up so that both could do it.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 04:37:27
Zero said:
Hmm. Did you assume that the new owner wouldn't be able to transfer the games over to a 3DS? Just curious, not trying to put you on the spot. The way my mind works it would only be me or him, not both. No way would Nintendo set things up so that both could do it.

Nope. Not from my account. If he bought my DSi used from Gamestop he has to register from scratch. Anything he buys will be under his account and not mine. If he still has his DSi, then he would be able to transfer games to his 3DS. If not, he's in the same boat as me.

By the way, I just checked my Club Nintendo Account and these are my games along with prices.

Art Stlye Aqua 500
Dr. Mario Express 500
Wario Ware: Snapped 500
Bird & Beans 200
Mighty Flip Champs 800
Dark Void Zero 500
Photo Dojo 200

So assuming there is no way for me to transfer without my DSi, I would have to rebuy $32 worth of games. Although, I would probably only rebuy these for $20:

Dr. Mario Express 500
Bird & Beans 200
Mighty Flip Champs 800
Dark Void Zero 500


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 04:44:06
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