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Submitted by Apollo1 562d ago | news

Virtual Console Games to play on GamePad Alone

Nintendo of America chief Reggie announced that they are planning to make Virtual console games play on Wii U GamePad alone. (Wii U)

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PopRocks359  +   563d ago
I'm glad they're moving forward with that. With luck they'll link purchases on the Wii Virtual Console to the Wii U Virtual Console and smooth out their compatibility.

Maybe throw some gamers a bone and add some cross compatibility between the Wii U and 3DS? Probably not gonna happen, but it would still be pretty awesome.
morpha  +   562d ago
If they dont allow me to transfer wii VC games over to the WiiU once the wiiU Virtual Console is finished I will be incredibly mad.
DivineAssault  +   563d ago
good move.. Cuz that was pretty lame not being able to.. But how would it detect the wii motes?
Jadedz  +   562d ago
Oh snap
Yes..., please Nintendo!
Neonridr  +   562d ago
Great news.
kristoforsparrow  +   562d ago
Thank you, Nintendo. My wife will also be happy by my not monopolizing the TV after my daughter goes to bed.
jmc8888  +   562d ago
They need to be more specific. When you say 'gamepad alone' it makes it sound like you are forced to only play it on the gamepad.
Nevers0ft  +   562d ago
I'm loving my Wii U but I've got to ask, why the heck wasn't Virtual Console ready at launch?

I realise the VC games on Wii require a little reworking before they're shoved into the emulation "wrapper" (which it is as homebrewers have been injecting roms into other VC titles for years). Why is it taking so long for Nintendo to develop a Wii U VC emulation wrapper considering the Wii-like architecture?

Hopefully once the VC is available Nintendo will release games thick and fast to catch up with what's available on Wii. It shouldn't be too difficult as they've done a lot of the work already for the Wii's VC.

I wonder if Nintendo will take into account VC purchases on the Wii and make the Wii U version available for free if you purchased the Wii version? I doubt it, but it seems a little unfair to the end user (yes I know they can use vWii but still...)
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Kingofwiiu  +   562d ago
Think of Nintendo Like a World famous Restaurant.

The Chefs in the kitchen are the developers and the waiters are the publishers and Iwata is Gordon Ramsey.

They have to manage all their time and resources permanently battling to get the food out on time up to a proper standard.

@Neversoft - Nintendo isn't the Smallest console Manufacturers. Nintendo is now worth more than Sony and have more in the Bank and less Debt.
And I mean Nintendo as an entirety is worth more than Sony as an entirety.

Sony used to be worth much more than Nintendo in the Ps2 era , but Sony have blead all their worth whilst Nintendo has been growing rapidly.

Microsoft
Nintendo
Sony

That's the order of company worth.

Well that's what's happening , they can't magically put out everything straight away , I'm sure they have their hands full and are struggling to get everything out. The virtual console will be here in the next few months!
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Nevers0ft  +   562d ago
That's all well and good... But most Chefs wouldn't let undercooked food leave their kitchen. You could also hire more chefs.

Nintendo may be the smallest of the console manufacturers, but it's still a behemoth of a company and could speed things along if they wanted to.

Don't worry though Nintendo, I still love you (despite you also not telling me I had 4000 Club Nintendo points that were about to expire - you asshats!) <3 <3 <3
morpha  +   562d ago
Microsoft are killing themselves pretty fast in their other departments though. Their Phones, Windows 8, Surface. Nobody want, like or buys that shit.

The only reaosn the 360 is making money is because of all the revenue they make from xbl subscriptions, add revenue on their new dash board. And the fact that their fans all seem to have bought atleast 4 xbox's over the years.
XXXL  +   562d ago
This was the announcement I was waiting for.I will now purchase a Wii U. I didn't want to get one at first and have to use the wii emulator for downloaded content.
Gr81  +   562d ago
This
Is a good thing. As time goes on I hope Nintendo continues to get its act together. They've got some breathing room right now as competitors haven't shown their cards yet.
Jag-T1000  +   562d ago
That would be awesome, because this way I can take the pad with me on trips and play some old retro games.
pedroyamato  +   562d ago
WOW!!! That is great news!

Imagine play all the nintendo classics on the pad!!

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