"By now you’ve probably caught wind of the news emanating out of Nintendo’s investor meeting earlier this week that the Wii U Virtual Console would become home to digital re-releases of Nintendo DS titles.
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering why there was no indication of this for the 3DS. After all, wouldn’t DS games be a better fit for the 3DS’ Virtual Console?
The Wii U, which recently suffered a major reduction in Nintendo’s annual sales forecast from 9 million to 2.8 million, sadly doesn’t enjoy the kind of following its handheld cousin has.
As convenient as it would be to carry DS games on an SD card, putting DS games on the Wii U feels like just another example of Nintendo trying to add another selling point to their embattled console." - Patrick Kulikowski