Earthbound virtual console release on Wii u - £6.99
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Earthbound virtual console release on Wii u - £6.99

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Found 18th Jul 2013
fantastic game now available from the eshop. A definite must play for rpg fans
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Original Poster

off tv tablet controller play too :-)

Is it only on Wii U or 3ds as well? Would much rather play this on my 3ds.

Sold!

Original Poster

only on Wii u it seems

Finally, first time that the cult classic is released in the UK. A JRPG that is well worth the price. Carts themselves are upto £150 on ebay so well worth the price!

I hope this being available through eshop reduced the ridiculous prices for the original snes game on eBay. I still don't understand why they go for so much considering its not a very rare title. Capitalism at its best I guess lol.

Original Poster

so looking forward to going through it! m.uk.ign.com/art…ole

Oh man I really need to get a Wii U now. Really hoping for a price drop in the near future.

kevgilbert

I hope this being available through eshop reduced the ridiculous prices … I hope this being available through eshop reduced the ridiculous prices for the original snes game on eBay. I still don't understand why they go for so much considering its not a very rare title. Capitalism at its best I guess lol.



Going for around £275 on ebay, although there are only three currently listed and only 6 listed this month so it does seem quite rare.

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GameOverYeah

Oh man I really need to get a Wii U now. Really hoping for a price drop … Oh man I really need to get a Wii U now. Really hoping for a price drop in the near future.



Hasn't it dropped loads already? Doubt it will drop further with all the Wii U exclusive games finally coming out between now and christmas.

HXCMARC

Going for around £275 on ebay, although there are only three currently … Going for around £275 on ebay, although there are only three currently listed and only 6 listed this month so it does seem quite rare.



If there's always some for sale it's not that rare. At least now people have the option to buy a wii u and this for way less then the cartridge price lol.

Its not a rare game at all. Just expensive due to demand.

SDLiam

Its not a rare game at all. Just expensive due to demand.



Will be interesting to see if this release effects the price of the carts. This has basically flew into the top 10 all time best sellers eShop chart in not even 24 hours! Maybe a good time to sell your carts if depreciation matters to you.

Titles really needs to include the cheapest average price of a cart
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 19th Jul 2013

MadeInBeats

Will be interesting to see if this release effects the price of the … Will be interesting to see if this release effects the price of the carts. This has basically flew into the top 10 all time best sellers eShop chart in not even 24 hours! Maybe a good time to sell your carts if depreciation matters to you.Titles really needs to include the cheapest average price of a cart



I downloaded the ROM years ago and loved it. It is a brilliant game.

I hope the carts drop price too, it is in the golden days though and SNES stuff in general is becoming increasingly more expensive.

This could have the opposite affect and create more demand! Who knows?!

I'd love Earthbound in cart form myself, big box ideally but £300 for it is just a waste of money.

SDLiam

I downloaded the ROM years ago and loved it. It is a brilliant game.I … I downloaded the ROM years ago and loved it. It is a brilliant game.I hope the carts drop price too, it is in the golden days though and SNES stuff in general is becoming increasingly more expensive.This could have the opposite affect and create more demand! Who knows?!I'd love Earthbound in cart form myself, big box ideally but £300 for it is just a waste of money.



All collecting is a waste of money lol... unless you're collecting ... seeds ... for a future nuclear apocalypse or something! Not sure if I should download this now or after pikmin 3
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 19th Jul 2013

Original Poster

^download both

Bought, it;s awesome!

This cart belongs in a museum...

HXCMARC

Is it only on Wii U or 3ds as well? Would much rather play this on my 3ds.



Nintendo would much rather you bought one of their many unsold Wii U s. I love the idea of an 18 year old game being used as a system seller.

Why is this a deal? Its not on sale, this isnt a place for announcing new releases of games.

iNSOMANiAC

Why is this a deal? Its not on sale, this isnt a place for announcing new … Why is this a deal? Its not on sale, this isnt a place for announcing new releases of games.



Well, it's a deal compared to buying the cart version of the game for a 3 figure sum.

This is just the normal price though isn't it?

Original Poster

this is the normal price, but it's also a really good price too. I thought they were gonna charge more, also let it be known I'm not after heat as such just for posting a game that's just been released at normal price, although if this gets hot , the more likely more people will try it and get to experience a true gem. and as was said earlier this game has been inaccessible due to high prices until now so just wanted to get the word out that this amazing game at a fantastic price is available. also if it helps Nintendo out that's fine by me too,(the more people back games like this the more we shall see in future?)

I read it took Nintendo 6 years to get this game localised, licenced, and cleared for EU/US! So worth every penny really

In Japan they got it in their equivalent of the 30p sale.

I first played it before anyone knew about the anti piracy thing that gets activated on the rom. (Still works fine you can still finish it just more enemies).

unrandomsam

In Japan they got it in their equivalent of the 30p sale.I first played … In Japan they got it in their equivalent of the 30p sale.I first played it before anyone knew about the anti piracy thing that gets activated on the rom. (Still works fine you can still finish it just more enemies).



There would have been far less work involved with the JP version as it was originally made in the Japanese language.

This is not really a deal.... that is its price.

MadeInBeats

There would have been far less work involved with the JP version as it … There would have been far less work involved with the JP version as it was originally made in the Japanese language.



It was translated before. This is the US SNES version it was already translated.

HXCMARC

Is it only on Wii U or 3ds as well? Would much rather play this on my 3ds.

wii u mate

i agree this is not a deal more of just a heads up but people with a wii u would know it was out anyways

MadeInBeats

never had an issue running the roms years ago when emulation came in to … never had an issue running the roms years ago when emulation came in to play There would have been far less work involved with the JP version as it was originally made in the Japanese language.

unrandomsam

It was translated before. This is the US SNES version it was already … It was translated before. This is the US SNES version it was already translated.



"Emily Rogers @Emi1yRogers 2d
Complaining about paying $10 for Earthbound is dumb. If cost/legal issues were cheap, it wouldn't take 6 years to get game on NA/Europe VC."

mobile.twitter.com/vin…p=v

I take it is translated in Spanish, French, UK English etc. I don't know.

MadeInBeats

"Emily Rogers @Emi1yRogers 2dComplaining about paying $10 for Earthbound … "Emily Rogers @Emi1yRogers 2dComplaining about paying $10 for Earthbound is dumb. If cost/legal issues were cheap, it wouldn't take 6 years to get game on NA/Europe VC."https://mobile.twitter.com/vinhluc/status/358290075483783170?p=vI take it is translated in Spanish, French, UK English etc. I don't know.



The CEO of Nintendo said he only did it because of the miiverse people asking for it. (Only legal issues might have been with some of the music people sue over anything these days). If he wanted to do it earlier he could have. People wanted it for 6 years but that is not the same thing as Nintendo wanting to do it for 6 years.

EarthBound on Wii U Virtual Console is available in English only
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