What if they take down all the 35th anniversary content and replace them with 36th anniversary content? One more player to knock out in Super Mario Bros. 36! What innovation!
Nintendo will pull some stroke, I'm sure they'll be back in some form or other, whether it's selling them individually or making them available periodically on the eShop. It's not like them to turn down easy money.
On a related note, I was just thinking that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the only Mario game that isn't on Switch in some form or other. Wouldn't surprise me if it gets the Skyward Sword HD treatment.
Don't count 100% on that just because It makes Sense. Remember: the 4 swords Legend of Zelda anniversary on the DSi disappeared 10 years ago never to be seen again.
Super Mario Land 1 and 2, and the DS and 3DS games aren't available on the Switch either.
I refuse to support this kind of thing. I was mildly interested in replaying these games, but I'd rather emulate them.
You know...I get why they would want to delist the collection and the content. Its the 35th anniversary of Super Mario. You keep that going and it's no longer the anniversary and I get that. I also get why Nintendo would still want to delist the collection altogether because it coincides with the anniversary and this is just to test the waters on how this compilation works out.
But for the love of god Nintendo, DO SOMETHING ABOUT BRINGING YOUR CLASSIC GAMES! Seriously, four years of the console and still no GB, GBC, GBA, Wii or GCN games. How can you not have atleast the GB lineup considering its the most important history part of Nintendo?!?
You've been told this before. Virtual Console bombed in Japan so that's why Nintendo no longer focuses on their back catalogue outside NES Online and SNES Online.
If they feel NES and SNES Online isn't making money, then don't expect a GB Online or a 64 Online. Compilations and remakes will be the only means to get the back catalogue officially.
They can always add classic games from after the SNES to the eShop as single downloads. Good money in that I would guess. They are obviously going away from VC, or they have gone away from it, but they love to resell their old games.
But didn't the VC do pretty good here in the West?
Virtual Console has done good in the west. The problem though Japan's Virtual Console sold in the red that negated the gains from the west. Back in the Miiverse era, westerners posted on various VC boards, but hardly anyone posted on the Japanese VC boards outside the popular ones like the older games in the Super Mario series.
To keep it short: Nintendo ended up selling VC games at a loss overall.
Nintendoes what Nintendoes! In a sense it's kinda cool because it's like a "fuck you" and fun way. But I'll miss Mario 35. HAd fun wih that.