The lights are on
Virtual Console games will be coming to the Wii U and the Nintendo eShop thanks to a forthcoming update.
The Virtual Console will launch after a spring update for the system, and it will feature an as-yet-unannounced selection of titles from the NES and SNES (it won't be the same selection currently available on the Wii Virtual Console). Game Boy Advance games will be added later on.
The prices for the titles will be the same as they were on the Wii, but if you already purchased them on that system, it will cost you $1 to get the "enhanced" Wii U version for NES titles, and $1.50 for SNES games from the Virtual Console on your Wii U.
Finally, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom in Japan, Nintendo is putting one NES or SNES title on sale per month through July for 30 cents. Each game will be available at this price for 30 days, and the first one up is Balloon Fight.
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Sweet, assuming they give it proper attention, which I assume they will, this will be great. Never owned a NES or SNES so, emulators aside, I never got to play some of its amazing games, so I'll definitely be picking up a few games.
All of these Wii U related news are fantastic! Right now, I could not be happier about owning one.
30 cents! thats a good deal! even for a one NES/SNES game!
Good news to hear. Can't wait to hear about those GC games on the U's Virtual Console
The Wii U has already surpassed the Wii in functionality and overall value as a console.
It's well on it way to having just as good as a lineup.
Nice to know that they'll finally be adding this. Can't wait. :)
For March in Japan, Mother 2 is being released on the VC. Of course, not in America...
I plan on getting Wii U in March and from the list they have the game on sale will be punch-out which I will gladly pay 30 cents for.
Cool, but no GC?
More reasons to get a Wii U...I love the idea of gamepad functionality for the VC games.
Ok, Now, PLEASE give us more consoles to choose from than the Wii had. Give us the Cube and the Saturn and MORE!!!