GBA Re-releases Launch on the Wrong Platform

Relaunching popular Gameboy Advance titles on newer Nintendo platforms was one of the best ideas Nintendo ever had. So many great, high quality titles came out on the Gameboy Advance, and since the latest 3DS and 2DS devices no longer support the GBA cartridge, launching them via virtual console is obviously the alternative to the slot. Obviously. Except Nintendo decided to approach things from a completely different angle.

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Neonridr1681d ago

I agree that the GBA games should have released on the 3DS instead.

Neonridr1680d ago

fair enough. I just meant if they were only going to pick one system the 3DS would have been more ideal.

That being said, I am glad I can get GBA games on my Wii U.

donwel1680d ago

This a thousand times, a cross buy incentive would be a brilliant idea for Wii U/3DS, and building on that cross save would be pretty good too for the VC

Benjaminkno1681d ago

Nintendo needs more incentives for WiiU purchases. If they're on 3ds too, then why purchase the console version?

randomass1711680d ago

I actually agree with this mentality. 3DS is well off in the games department, but Wii U needs the extra incentives. I feel that's why N64 and GCN Virtual Console games are more and more crucial to Wii U.

Chevalier1680d ago

You should also cater to your customers it makes NO sense to ignore the 45 million 3ds users as they most likely owned the previous handhelds and would like to play these games again.

Nintendo has enough fantastic 1st party games to entice people to purchase Wii U. GBA classics I don't think are enough of an incentive to drop $300 down.

This is Nintendo ignoring their customers needs and leaving a lot of money on the table. It is an extremely poor decision. Customers do not come purchase Wii U's in my store for SNES or wii shop games. They say it's nice they can play their favourites again, but, they want the new Mario Kart, Mario 3D world or Smash etc.

Benjaminkno1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )


WiiU needs all the help it can get. They wouldn't be doing it this way if it didn't make sense.

Maybe they want to use this software for their next handheld.

There's plenty of reasons to do it this way. Don't be a sheep.

3-4-51680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

They would have been on 3DS had the Wii U sold about 15 Million consoles already.

Also, playing on Wii U Gamepad is better than 3DS as it's a better visual quality, + the smoothing helps as well.

But yea some don't play as well as they would on a 3ds.

Benjaminkno1681d ago

Why have it on WiiU when everyone already owns a 3ds?

maybe your percentage should come down a little?

KeeseToast1680d ago

Because nobody buys a WiiU for playing GBA games.
They would earn a lot more money with GBA games on 3DS

Benjaminkno1680d ago


We're not just talking about any GBA games.

Die-hard Metroid fans can't refuse a WiiU now. And that's just the beginning.

WiiU needs all the help it can get. Certainly you agree with that?

MrSwankSinatra1681d ago (Edited 1681d ago )

Honestly these games should have been release simultaneously on Wii U & 3DS. Why in the hell would you only release these games on the Wii U?

randomass1711680d ago

Gimme mah 3DS player on Wii U! I want Kid Icarus Uprising on the big screen.

Milesprowers1680d ago

If you like extra large pixels

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