8 dollars for a 20+ year old game. Sounds reasonable. I love the apologist mentality some folk have for Ninty.
Doubtful. Nintendo already have all of the resources/code etc. to do this. It's confusing as why it took them this long. Nintendo making a stable emulator for the Wii U isn't like hobbyist coders who made Znes or Snes9x.
contrary to popular belief, companies like ninendo don't just have developers hanging around doing nothing that they can throw random project to give away for free.
There are several reasons for the price.
- developer cost of the emulator
- Developer costs of customizing the roms to work with the new emulator and support the new WiiU features
- QnA teams costs to check the games actually work without errors and bugs in the new emulator. with the new features.
- market research, what price is the market willing to pay for games they cannot LEGALLY play otherwise without buying expensive old consoles and expensive rare out of production cartridges.