Retro-gaming woes

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 goes live today on Xbox Live Arcade ($5) for the Xbox 360 . It features online play in the competition mode. Conversely, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was been released on the Wii’s Virtual Console ($8) a few months ago and features absolutely no online support.

Re-read that. Do you see the issue? Consumers can choose to pay $3 less and receive more features. Why would anyone want to support the VC when you get less for your value?

The Wii version may sound like it’s the loser, but actually both of these service bend the user over.

You see, a few years ago, Sega released the Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Gems, each collecting 6+ games each into nice little packages, neither requiring owners to install them onto their precious memory. And considering these two releases are so old, they can easily be found in discount bins and online for cheap.

The more you know.

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