Originally Posted by Nerdstick
You don't think they'd built in a slot and develop and produce proprietary cards for the sake of one free game, do you?
Future game support is guaranteed, at least to an extent. The PR Rep Bruno mentioned in an interview earlier this month that (to his knowledge, at the time) the cards would hold one game a piece (at least until later in it's life) and that we'd probably hear more about that 'next month' or early next year. So in Dec/Jan most likely.
"When we release those, probably around same time as launch or maybe early next year when the game cards start rolling out and acquire more licenses from SNK".
And rumor rumor rumor: A bit back I google translated a French interview and they mentioned the games being 10-15 euros. So perhaps $10-20 a card?
So it's not a matter of if or when. It's what games, what cost, and whether or not they come in hard cases.
You don't have to, the standalone unit is only $130. Considering it comes with 20 games for free I'd call that a pretty great deal.
Considering that it's sold out on Amazon and GameStop, it's clearly selling well. And considering the point of the device, selling well is all it needs to be a success.
More games are going to be released on it, as mentioned.
I'm sorry, but you're spreading false information. While the rep did say that future games are planned, they have not been specific in any way about what and when, if ever, those future games will be released. Obviously, if sales are poor, there may never be any future licensing or releases.
Similarly, other than fanboys clamoring for hard cases, there is no indication the extra games or really the extra game at this point will be packaged in any way other than shown, on a blister pack attached to a piece of cardboard.
Finally, there is no indication that this thing is or isn't selling well. Amazon and Gamestop are not stocking this as a regular item and currently, no brick and mortar store other than Gamestop will be selling it and even then, it will only be by preorder. The logical assumption is that this is being handled on a drop ship basis and that's why the preorders were cut off a few weeks before delivery. Frankly, not even all of the retailers they claimed would be selling this have done so and given the low margin on the unit according to one independent game shop owner I know that was offered the opportunity to stock it, I doubt Amazon or Gamestop really is pushing for more stock.
It's fine to be excited about something, but this is CAG and not a Neo Geo fanboy site. As such, it would be helpful if you stuck to the facts and not wishful thinking and speculation.