3DS to have its own Virtual Console with Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles [Updated]

Wednesday, 29th September 2010 07:48 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Update: For the time being, Game Boy Advance titles are a no-go. Iwata only specifically mentioned Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. And, surprisingly, when we write something, it doesn’t magically become fact. Shame, huh? Our bad.

Original article: Final hardware? Saw it coming. Release date? Duh. Who calls a press conference without one of those?

Wait, a 3DS Virtual Console, you say? Interesting. Tell us more.

The pint-sized download platform will dig up and dust off some of your favorite (and – knowing Nintendo’s history with these sorts of things – not so favorite) Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Color titles.

At this point, no specifics have been announced, but this is long overdue, so here’s hoping Nintendo makes it worth the wait.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. For more, check out our round-up of Nintendo’s 3DS event, which took place earlier this morning.



  1. trav

    I’m suprised they didn’t do this for the DS, but still very good news.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    It’d be nice to get some SNES titles in there too, of course.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. trav

    It would be nice if the Vitural Console titles were interchangable. So you can play your Wii ones on the 3DS and the 3DS ones on the Wii.

    Unlikely to happen, but both machines should be more than capable to play the back cat pre-Gamecube as software.

    #3 4 years ago

    Put Metroid Fusion and im SOLD :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Callum

    Mario Bros from the NES, and a touch screen version of duck hunt and I will give someone a blowjob!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Bagsies not me.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Callum

    It has to be you Blerk. There is no other.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Damn. Do you have long hair?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Callum

    Fraid not. Good selection of wigs tho ?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    If you have something that would cover my eyes then that’d be best.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Happy Hardon Harry

    Don’t tie the games to the hardware, but to an account i.e Steam, etc, and maybe then i’ll buy the games.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. xino

    i don’t get it.
    we can download this title onto the 3ds?

    #12 4 years ago

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