Submitted by nintendojunkie28 1136d ago | article

Iwata Talks Playing DS and 3DS Games on Wii U

Remember when Nintendo released the Super GameBoy attachment for SNES back in the 90s? How about the GameBoy Player for Gamecube? There was something radical about the idea that you could play your handheld games on the big TV screen – pixelation and funky sound issues be darned. At a recent shareholders’ meeting, someone asked Nintendo president Satoru Iwata about whether the company was interested in offering similar functionality for Wii U in terms of interacting with DS and 3DS. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

sfadul  +   1136d ago
if they do something like that I'll change from being someone that its not sure of wanting a Wii U (not at Lauch for sure) to a day 1 buyer!

There are LOTS of good DS/3Ds game that I'll love to play and since I dont do handheld gaming, that would be and ideal solution.
yabhero  +   1135d ago
Every time I hear someone say they don't do handheld gaming I scratch my head and ask, " why the heck not?"
linkratos  +   1135d ago
It's a time and money thing. If I'm home I'd rather play on my big screen. And I never feel the need to game on the go. Of course people that live in cities may have more time for that with publics transportation and all.
ChickeyCantor  +   1135d ago
"And I never feel the need to game on the go"

Until you've tried it...
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Robertbishop  +   1136d ago
Nentendo just seems to get better with giving me what i want. happy Robert i am
Killman  +   1136d ago
How about making GB - GBA games downloadable to the controller, since it has a screen? A controller and a retro handheld console in one.
Rashonality  +   1136d ago
if it can output them in higher resolution (at least the top screen) then that would be heaven.
mcstorm  +   1135d ago
I forgot about this and remember the days of Playing my Gameboy games on my SNES I hope the big N do this for the WiiU.
Jadedz  +   1135d ago
They should do what Sony does
Buy software for Vita (in this case: the NDS/3DS), and then be able to play it on the PS3 ( the Wii U in Nintendo's case).
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cleft5  +   1135d ago
This would be a system selling feature for me and many other consumers, I hope they have this in the works. It would also ensure that the market for DS/3DS games doesn't slow down. This essentially offers DS/3DS developers another platform for their games to sell on and encourage them to keep developing games for handheld platform. I really hope Nintendo commits to this move.
inStereo  +   1135d ago
This article should have been titled, "Iwata Does Not Talk Playing DS and 3DS Games on Wii U" :)
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1135d ago
"Funny" 1-Up *SMB MIDI Chime*

At least, it was a good question to ask Iwata.
Instigator  +   1135d ago
That would be very nice, but could potentially end up cannibalizing the sales of the 3DS system. A better business move would be to enable streaming from your 3DS to the Wii U.

A DS player or even an eShop section with DS games would be great though, since the DS has already seen its success at retail.

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