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Jun 3, 2010 6:23 AM

Wii Online Game Costs

Why are the games cost sometimes odd amounts.  Like some games cost 600 or 800 points but you can only buy points in increments of 1000 points.  So you have to buy 1000 points to get a game for 600 points leaving you with another odd number of points.  In this example you have 400 points left, so if you want to buy another game later for 800 points you have to buy another 1000 points.  Why can't the games cost just be increments of 500 points?  I know the answer and it makes me angry.

GAMEHATERDAD 602 posts since
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Jun 3, 2010 3:18 AM in response to: HAMRAD45
Re: Wii Online Game Costs

     Sometimes, all the games I want just add up to 2,000.

NUKADA1 138 posts since
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Jun 3, 2010 2:46 PM in response to: HAMRAD45
Re: Wii Online Game Costs

Using a credit/debit card (I don't kow if debit is accepted as I haven't tried) you can purhase Wii points in any increment you want, instead of just $20 for 2,000.

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Dec 19, 2010 9:00 AM in response to: HAMRAD45
Re: Wii Online Game Costs

I absolutely agree! I'm finding it very difficult to justify wiiware and dsiware purchases. It seems deceitful to list a price but require me to purchase points in excess of that price in order to download a game. Could Nintendo ever have nintendo points for nintendoware? Even that would seem a bit more palatable. I found some games I'd like for my wii and dsi but I'm reluctant to get further sucked in to nintendo's point scheme.

BOBA2007 64 posts since
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Dec 19, 2010 12:46 PM in response to: HAMRAD45
Re: Wii Online Game Costs

Even though this discussion is really old, I'll post this anyway.

On www.amazon.com you can buy game codes, which gives you whatever game for the exact price, withought having to buy extra points.

Here's an example: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-World-Online-Game/dp/B003XNU1M8/ref=pd_sim_vg_2

There are only certain games on there, though.

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