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Nintendo, Why Not Put DS Games On Wii U's eShop?

Something I have been mulling over the past few weeks (mostly as I stared longingly at the meagre collection of eShop games) is the possibility of making DS games available on the Wii U via the Virtual Console. This wouldn’t have been possible on the Wii due to a lack of dual screens and touch controls, but that would all be negated now that the GamePad exists. The more I think about it, the more I can't think of any reason not to: why not make the best of Nintendo’s vast library of DS games available on the Wii U eShop?

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EddieNX 1345d ago

Because they're horrifically low res ? Would need to sort that out. they look cute on a small DS screen , but on a 42'' 1080p tv I'm guessing things might get a bit nasty.

Then again , Gameboy player looked awesome on your TV. But that's because Sprite GBA graphics are cleaner than 3D DS graphics.

I would play it though lol. Give me some Pokemon Conquest for my TV.

PopRocks3591345d ago

I dunno dude, I don't think that's such a bad idea. Of course I'd rather they start with some 3DS game compatibility first and then add DS games to the eShop if they simply must.

Qrphe1345d ago

GBA (160 vertical lines) games looked passable on 480i/576i CRT TVs, which is a huge difference to putting NDS games (190ish vertical lines) on 1080p LED/LCD TVs.

I only find it doable if one could only play the games on Gamepad.

Instigator1345d ago

I've spent a lot of time playing Virtual Console games on an HDTV, and while it doesn't look great it's not exactly game breaking.

However, I do think it would be a better move by Nintendo to add them to the 3DS eShop instead and give the Wii U Gamecube games. I mean, there's already full retail games on the eShop, so why not put games from previous generations on there too? It's better than doing nothing at all with those games.

ElectricKaibutsu1345d ago

I agree with this. DS games on the 3DS eShop is a great idea. They could throw gba games on there too while they're at it.

kirbyu1344d ago

Couldn't they give the games graphical updates?

TheBardsSong1344d ago

That was hardware emulation, this would be software emulation. Meaning the games could easily be upscaled to 1080p like all VC games.

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AJBACK2FRAG1345d ago

I personally think Nintendo merging their hand held and home video game division is because in five years there will be no difference between your hand held and your home video game console because they'll be one in the same. I think the WiiU is an indicator of just that. A hand held like apparatus that interacts with the homebase unit.

doogiebear1345d ago

Consoles being the same as handhelds? Not if your serious about multiplayer.

Jadedz1345d ago

Gamecube games come first :P!

chrish19901345d ago

This isn't a bad idea to be fair, sure the graphics would look a bit messier than they do on the nintendo ds, but if Nintendo were to introduce some sort of scheme where you could download a game you already own for your DS onto your Wii U console, it can only be a good thing. More games to play is never bad.

Maybe it's the reason Nintendo introduced the GamePad? Obviously first and foremost it's for use with Wii U titles, but if they're being smart and looking ahead, they may well be able to keep selling old DS titles through the Wii U, long after the Nintendo DS is obsolete.

Just my two, shining pennies...

DivineAssault 1345d ago (Edited 1345d ago )

If they tried that, it would look HORRIBLE.. I couldnt imagine the already pixelated DS games on that small screen expanded to a 55in led.. No jus no.. Even if it were in a small box making it 4:3, still would look terrible.. worse than ps1 would too

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