Virtual Console Not Forgotten

Nintendo wants to see more games come to the controversial service!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 11/06/2013 15:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

Much to the chagrin of fans everywhere, Nintendo’s Virtual Console has long been criticized for not offering enough of the company’s extensive back catalog of games. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has finally opened up about this polarizing topic, stating that in regards to the Virtual Console, “We have not been able to take full advantage of our assets yet.” Iwata wants to “enrich [the] Virtual Console lineup,” a move that could only help the company as Wii U struggles to find its place in the market.

In the past month, NES puzzler Yoshi’s Cookie was delisted from the service, joining the Donkey Kong Country trilogy of games in the great nether. With titles like Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Star Fox, Pokémon, and Donkey Kong 64 all conspicuously absent from the Virtual Console, Nintendo still has many gems to mine. Luckily, now the question seems to be when these games will arrive, as opposed to if. As someone who frequently gives the Virtual Console a low satisfaction score when filling out Club Nintendo surveys, this writer is happy to know that Nintendo has heard the pleas of its fans!

Is Iwata correct in saying that the Virtual Console needs enrichment? Are you hoping Game Boy Advance games will make their way to the 3DS Virtual Console? What games do you wish would find their way onto the service? Comment below!

Source: IGN

2 Responses to “Virtual Console Not Forgotten”

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    Nice to hear Virtual Console get a mention, but action speaks louder than words (inaction in Nintendo’s case.)

    My WiiU virtual console is collecting virtual dust. I love the system, but would love it even more with a rich and diverse collection from Nintendo’s back catalog (and 3rd parties as well!)

  • 1540 points
    penduin says...

    Nobody’s in a better position to celebrate gaming history than Nintendo. What’s on VC is great, but what’s absent is infuriating.

    When I buy a new Nintendo console, I could be able to use it to rent and/or buy every single game Nintendo has ever published. Seriously, why not? Even with no third-party support, that’s a monstrous catalog, containing most of the greatest games ever made.

    Trial rentals could highlight a few classics every week. Try them for free (even have them automatically download via spotpass!), pay to keep any that you like.

    Get Sega on-board and that dream’s appeal nearly doubles. Get Capcom, Konami and SNK in on it and it’s better still. Or let third parties keep picking away slowly through their back-catalogs. Either way, Nintendo’s got to show some leadership.

    We’re going to play classic games on modern hardware. Whether it’s Nintendo-sanctioned, and whether they see any profit, is entirely up to Nintendo, and so far they’ve got the technology but next to no follow-through. Piracy and emulation are a last resort, but sometimes the only option. Nintendo needs to supply us with a first resort.

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