Nintendo tries “budget” track with Monday releases

This could just be me, but I noticed that Nintendo made it a point to stress some of the titles in this week’s Monday update were “budget” priced and inexpensive at 500 Wii Points apiece.

Led me to wonder…no company says anything in a press release that they don’t mean to, so are these titles perhaps not doing as hot because of their pricing? Are developers still complaining about online distribution models, as they have done in the past with WiiWare, Xbox Live, etc?

More importantly, are you, the players—the most important part of this queation— dissatisfied with WiiWare, DSiWare and Virtual Console pricing? Obviously no one likes to part with their money, but are you finding that the real quality titles on the service aren’t worth the time and money?

In other news, Bit.Trip Runner hits WiiWare today too for 800 Wii Points. If it plays like the first three Bit.Trip titles, it could very well be worth every penny. Er, point.