Nintendo put much loved classic Earthbound (aka Mother 2) onto the Wii U's Virtual Console for nostalgic fans to enjoy. However, the price - a lowish one in the great scheme of things - made some of those fans rage.
In the States it went on sale for $2 above the usual price for SNES V-console titles. That's $10 for an old but hugely popular game. Why?
Capitalism's wonderful twin forces of supply and demand don't really cut it given that Nintendo has unlimited supply of a download-only title. So what can it be?
"As for EarthBound
, Nintendo sets prices in the Nintendo eShop and Virtual Console on a game-by-game basis. Different games will be offered at different prices," says Nintendo.
Well, that's obvious.