You can now buy Nintendo DS games on Wii U

Wednesday, 4th June 2014 11:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo has released the first DS title on the Wii U’s Virtual Console store without warning. We had no idea this was coming so soon, but it bodes well seeing as the handheld’s roster of games is rather massive.

The first Nintendo DS game for Wii U is Brain Age – or Brain Training here in the UK – and it’s just launched in Japan for free. Earlier this year, company president Satoru Iwata revealed that DS titles would be coming to the console at some point, but couldn’t narrow it down any further.

Here’s a clip of the game being played by YouTuber NintenDaan.

What other DS games would you like to see hit Wii U?

Here’s what I want:


Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please.


Via Polygon.



  1. Legendaryboss

    So the only way to experience Pokemon on Wii U (before it turned crap) is this? Oh dear.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

    No really. Please!

    #2 7 months ago
  3. polygem

    i just played dawn of sorrow again and finally made it to the real, good ending :D

    all the castlevania ds games are a must for wiiu vc imo. dawn of sorrow is still my favourite of the bunch though. such a great game. tons and tons of replay value. just never gets old this one.

    this is a great feature. the ds library is huge. so many great titles. it really adds some value to the wiiu imo.


    they will obvioulsly add communities for these games to the miiverse. will you be able to post screenshots etc. on there from your 3ds if you don´t own the VC version but the original ds cartridge? would be a shame if not!

    #3 7 months ago
  4. fengato

    DS? Wake me when we get 3DS stuff up on the big tele. Ta.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Obernox

    Put all 3 DS Castlevanias. Especially the stellar Order of Ecclesia.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. OlderGamer

    DS on WiiU vc and cross buy 3DS games for WiiU and 3DS should be a no brianer and would have been a major selling feature for the hardware had it been there at the systems launch.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. MarcoosVGC

    You can update this to say that the game is only available to download on the Japanese Wii U eshop, until June 30th. This is a one off occurance, for now. The same for it’s Miiverse community, it is temporary

    #7 7 months ago
  8. fihar

    Eh, it’s nice I suppose but considering that the 3DS is backwards compatible why bother?

    #8 7 months ago
  9. game_on

    None. Already played all handheld Castlevania games on the appropriate handheld. Handheld games are not meant to be played on a big(ger) screen imo.

    #9 7 months ago

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