Eric R. Shelton
1. Virtual Console on my old Wii (that I never turned on anymore after owning it for six months) already let me play my beloved classics legally. 2. Their IPs are ALL they have, and they're not doing much with them. 3. Those "features" come on a standard smart phone these days. 4. Okay. You got me there. It's pretty neat. :) 5. I've never liked Smash Bros. It's not a bad game, but I always hated the ability to jump back in from ring outs. I'll stick with Street Fighters, Tekken, etc. Nintendo just doesn't offer anything to a post-adolescent gamer anymore. The last Zelda game I enjoyed was Ocarina of Time (though I haven't played Skyward Sword yet). The DS was a surprisingly fun system, but it's all been gimmicky crap since then, and they've never really committed to making their online strategy GOOD. For instance, why aren't great GBA games like Metroid IV on Virtual Console? The only way I'd buy a Nintendo product again is for my kids, when they're old enough. And even then, stuff like Rayman is available on Xbox. The only reason I'm keeping my Wii is for Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, and the old NES and SNES games. I'm glad Nintendo has stuff for kids, but the fact is I've just plain outgrown them.