Virtual Console

Nintendo Switch is not getting the Virtual Console

The concept of Nintendo’s Virtual Console will not carry over to the Switch.

3 years ago

Virtual Console headlines

  • Nintendo is gearing up to close the Wii Shop Channel

    Time is running out to make any final purchases – or downloads – on Nintendo’s precursor to the eShop.

    3 years ago
  • Pokemon Gold and Silver to release on 3DS Virtual Console in September

    Along with Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, The Pokemon Company announced today Pokemon Gold and Silver are heading to 3DS.

    4 years ago
  • Street Fighter 2 SNES trilogy getting Wii U Virtual Console release

    Capcom has announced that it’ll be releasing ports of three Super Nintendo Street Figther Games on the Wii U Virtual console later this week in North America and Europe.

    7 years ago
  • Breath of Fire 2 coming soon to Wii U Virtual Console

    Capcom has announced that Breath of Fire 2 will be arriving soon on Wii U Virtual Console.

    7 years ago
  • Wii U Virtual Console games won't import previous save files

    With the Wii U’s Virtual Console announced, many wondered whether save files from the Wii’s Virtual Console can be brought over. In a rather bold move, Nintendo says no.

    8 years ago
  • Wii U tastic: Virtual Console, Mario at E3, Wind Waker HD

    Nintendo Direct presentations for Europe, Japan, and North America brought some interesting news on Wii U, Miiverse, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and more. Find out what happened below.

    8 years ago
  • Dr. Mario hits 3DS eShop this week

    Mario’s classic doctor-themed Game Boy puzzler is the highlight of the Nintendo eShop update this week in an update that is otherwise pretty bare.

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

    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 […]

    10 years ago
  • Weekly Nintendo releases - Monkey Island: Chapter 2, Phantasy Star, Puzzle League Express

    After last week’s desert-dry game selection, this week is like emerging into a sparkling, thirst-slaking oasis. Three games? That was the old Nintendo. Now though, things are different.Wii-bound this week are Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2, Phantasy Star, and 3-2-1, Rattle Battle. Meanwhile, the DSi’s nabbing Puzzle League Express.Full details on all four (!) […]

    11 years ago
  • Nintendo weekly releases - Pop + Solo, Mr. Driller W, Super Empire Strikes Back

    Own a Wii and/or DSi? Like downloading stuff? Well then, this one might be a little hard for you to choke down. See, while other weeks have given you a crop of four, five — maybe even six — sparkly new games to download, this week’s a barren wasteland with only three.Oh, wait! Is that […]

    11 years ago
  • Nintendo weekly releases - Revenge of Shinobi, Guitar Rock Tour, Family Slot Car Racing

    As per usual, Nintendo has lit the fuse on another week with a new batch of downloadable games. We, of course, are telling you about them, thus making sure the natural order doesn’t fall into chaos. This week brings PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit, Family Slot Car Racing, and Revenge of the Shinobi to the Wii, […]

    11 years ago
  • LucasArts classics coming to Wii

    No, not those classics. But come on, you can play those golden oldies on everything short of the Colecovision these days. So instead, the Wii’s getting Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi “in the coming weeks.”On top of that, “additional classic LucasArts games” are coming after […]

    11 years ago
  • Nintendo weekly releases - Super Star Wars, Nyx Quest, Rock 'n' Roll Climber

    This week’s spat of Nintendo downloads has something for everyone, even Star Wars-loving, Brain Age-devouring, rock-climbing aficionados. Finally, Nintendo’s reached out to that notoriously vocal demographic. On the Virtual Console, you’ll find 2D beat-you-up Super Star Wars, while a plentiful WiiWare harvest has brought forth both Rock ‘n’ Roll Climber and Nyx Quest: Kindred Spirits. […]

    11 years ago
  • Nintendo weekly releases - Tecmo Bowl, Sexy Poker

    This week’s Nintendo downloads are brought to you by large men, scantily clad women, robots, puzzles, and the letter H.Games up for download include Tecmo Bowl, Art Style: precipice, and Overturn. “Games” up for download, however, are limited to Sexy Poker.The full list of descriptions is after the break.

    11 years ago
  • Nintendo weekly releases -- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Battle Poker, 5 Spots Party

    Nintendo’s put out its list of downloads for the week, with this week’s obvious standout being Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord. There’s also Battle Poker, which — sadly — puts a heavy emphasis on the poker, and not the battling. 5 Spots Party rounds out the Wii’s portion of the line-up, […]

    12 years ago
  • SimEarth: The Living Planet heads to Virtual Console - Wii and DSi Ware detailed

    Nintendo’s just announced that Hudson Entertainment’s SimEarth: The Living Planet will be available from its European Wii Virtual Console service this week.SimEarth will set you back 800 Wii Points (approx. €8) and was originally released on PC Engine (TurboGrafx16) back in 1990.The basic challenge of the game is to maintain a comfortable environment for the […]

    12 years ago
  • Super Punch Out! heading to Virtual Console [Update]

    Update: It’s already out! What are you waiting for? Thanks, Mafro.Monday’s Virtual Console update brings the SNES mega classic, Super Punch Out! to your living space.There’s nothing else to write apart from the fact that you must buy it because it’s great.It was revealed yesterady the Punch Out! Wii has Balance Board support. Thanks, Destructoid.

    12 years ago
  • Using Virtual Console saves you "$1,200"

    This lot have painstakingly worked out how much you save if you buy all Virtual Console games through your Wii as opposed to buying the real things second hand on eBay. Everyone needs a hobby. Turns out if you buy everything from VC – all 196 games in the US – it’ll cost you $1,325, […]

    13 years ago
  • US VC gets 1080° Snowboarding

    American Wii owners will be able to grab 1080° Snowboarding through Virtual Console at 9am PST, says this press release. The game has been available over the European service for a couple of weeks. It’ll set you back 1,000 Wii points, US-types.

    13 years ago

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