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Should Wii U/3DS games be available on NX Virtual Console?

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Should Wii U/3DS games be available on NX Virtual Console?

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:45 pm

So with Wii and DS games being available for download on the Virtual Console on Wii U, despite being just a generation old and the current gen Nintendo consoles being compatible with them, do you think the same should happen next gen? (as in, Wii U/3DS games being released to the NX VC?)

I personally am hoping that NX is backwards compatible with at least Wii U games. (but if it is that rumored hybrid console having both would be awesome) However, also having them available on Virtual Console would be good. Slightly cheaper games available for download without having to look for a copy would be nice, and with NX hopefully selling at least a bit better than Wii U, it could open those games up to a wider audience as well.


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Re: Should Wii U/3DS games be available on NX Virtual Console?

Post by Gameguy1996 on Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:56 pm

I think the Wii U games will come to the Eshop 3 years after the NX has been out since it will take a while to get them to work with the NX controls. As for 3DS I kind of doubt it unless the NX supports 3D.


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Re: Should Wii U/3DS games be available on NX Virtual Console?

Post by queenzelda on Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:11 pm

I think that maybe the 3DS titles would be playable first since I'm sure the NX will turn out to be a hanheld/console tv/phone like tech. Thus making the NX backwards compatible with the 3DS titles would be easy. Also, you don't have to play 3DS games in 3D to be able to play them, I know I never do. So my guess would be that the 3D function is turned off when playing on the NX, but you can only achive 3D when playing on the 3DS. As for the Wii U titles, I think those will be VC titles myself. But still, we shall see. For all I know my hunch could be in reverese order. :3



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Re: Should Wii U/3DS games be available on NX Virtual Console?

Post by ZombieFish on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:06 pm

I don't think 3DS games will be there if it's a home console, if it's both then maybe but they still haven't added GameCube yet, and that's most important. Come on Ninty, give us Sunshine on VC.

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Re: Should Wii U/3DS games be available on NX Virtual Console?

Post by DeriTheGiftWrappedFairy on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:15 am

They should be available. However, I'd rather just have the NX have access to Wii U titles from the eshop like the Wii U can. Buy them digitally like a Wii U can and have backwards compatibility with the discs. Including 3DS games as well if the NX is a hybrid. This way people can play just about any Wii U (And possibly 3DS) title. I see no need to add them to the Virtual Console, we'd probably end up like the Wii games on eshop where only a few games are available (Splatoon would very likely be one at least).

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