Thursday, November 29, 2007

At least I'm not alone

So I've been thinking lately that maybe I've downloading a bit too many Virtual Console games for my Wii. But this article on IGN made me feel alright again.

Apparently I'm not the only one going crazy for the retro goodness of Virtual Console. Since the release of the Wii not even a year ago 7.8 million games have been downloaded, for a total sum of about $33 million!

The coverage on Destructoid also made me wonder exactly how much I've forked over to Nintendo for my frequent trips down memory lane. So here's my list:

  • Super Mario Bros (500 Wii Points)
  • Kid Icarus (500 Wii Points)
  • Ice Climber (500 Wii Points)
  • Gradius (500 Wii Points)
  • Punch-Out!! (500 Wii Points)
  • Mega Man (500 Wii Points)
  • Metroid (500 Wii Points)
  • Xevious (500 Wii Points)
  • R-Type (800 Wii Points)
  • Super Castlevania IV (800 Wii Points)
  • Gunstar Heroes (800 Wii Points)
  • Super Metroid (800 Wii Points)
  • Donkey Kong Country (800 Wii Points)
  • Mario Kart 64 (1000 Wii Points)
  • Super Mario 64 (1000 Wii Points)
That's a total of 10000 Wii Points. Not that much, but still quite a few.

Oh well, at least now I know that there are many that share my obsession with the past. So how much have you guys spent on Virtual Console games? And be honest ;-)

1 comment:

marcus-e said...

My spendings to date:

* Kirby's Adventure (500)
* Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (600)
* R-Type (800)
* Sonic 1 (800)
* Super Mario World (800)
* Lylat Wars (1000)

For a grand total of 4500 Wii Points. Not quite there yet, but working on it.