So, the Nintendo Revolution will offer downloadable Genesis and TurboGraphx 16 games, as well as games from past Nintendo systems? Hot! I know there are a few similar pay-per-download gaming services out there already, including Microsoft's Live Arcade for the Xbox360, but none of them can really compete with a catalog like this. With thousands of games from multiple consoles, manufacturers and eras, this is starting to sound like a retro-gaming version of iTunes.
I had no idea Nintendo was going to take this Virtual Console business so seriously! Although it does make you wonder... will more retro game studios get on board? Will other consoles be supported as well? Will any brand new titles be offered through the same service? And most importantly, how much are they going to charge per download?
I want to believe that they'll be sensible about the pricing, but we are talking about a company that charges $20 Canadian for a single classic NES title re-released for the Gameboy Advance. But lately, I've been feeling fairly good about Nintendo, especially when I see things like this. I really want to believe that they won't screw this up. Do you hear me, Nintendo? I want to believe!