June 1st, 2007, 21:44 Posted By: gunntims0103
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Nintendo Wii has not only changed the way people play games, thanks to the motion-sensor controller, it's also issued in a new digital delivery system that's taken the world by storm. The Wii Virtual Console now has 100 classic Nintendo, Sega and TurboGrafx 16 games available for people to buy and download.
And people have been doing just that--to the tune of 1,000 downloads per hour. Over 4.7 million classic games have been downloaded worldwide since Nintendo launched Wii. These old school games come from every Nintendo console ever made, as well as Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16. The top five downloaded games are no surprise--Mario and Zelda. "Super Mario Bros." (NES), "Super Mario 64" (N64), Mario Kart 64 (N64), Super Mario World (SNES) and "The Legend of Zelda" (NES) are the most popular games to date.
On June 4, "Zelda II--The Adventure of Link" will be the 100th title available on Wii. And plenty more are coming. The Wii holds about 64 games and any game purchased is yours forever, which means if you erase it, you can download it again at any time. These classics, which can be played with a new Wii classic controller.
The good news for Nintendo is that 40 percent of Wii owners are already online. I was able to play some new games in Seattle last week that actually offer online gameplay, like "Marios Strikers Charged," which plays great online. It features two-on-two gameplay with no lag time. Another online game coming out on Wii is "Pokemon Battle Revolution," which also should be a hit with the huge Pokemon fan base.
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