Posted by: seanmalstrom | September 20, 2018

Email: New Labo Vehicle Kit bombs in Japan; Nintendo Online frustration

Dear Master Malstrom,

I can’t help but take great pleasure in seeing Labo go bust. I’m just not in the mood to root for Nintendo right now.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/09/nintendo_labo_vehicle_kit_has_disappointing_launch_in_japan_switch_still_best-selling_console

What really galls me about the online service is that Nintendo made us wait a year and a half to get these NES games, and yet they’re going to trickle most of them out at 3 games a month! What is the point of doing this? You don’t see Amazon trickling out old books. You don’t see Apple doing this with old music on i-Tunes. And where are the SNES games? Where are the Gameboy games? Where are the N64 games? (Okay, N64 games I could do without) But as much as I’d love to own these games, if Nintendo were to offer several hundred of its classic games to play for just $20 a year, that would still be a pretty good deal.

In the meantime, I recently bought the NES and SNES classic minis. Although I already bought many of these games on the Wii U virtual console, I figured that this is the only way I can “back up” these games since there is no account system, and it’s hard to know how durable the Wii U will be over the years to come. But I love having these separate pieces of hardware. I love the having the retro controllers. If Nintendo releases a Game Boy mini, I’d be the first to buy it.

Labo needs to die.

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