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SEGA Dev Claims "No Such Plan" To Support Wii U's Virtual Console

What may come as a blow to retro enthusiasts, SEGA have revealed that they currently do not have plans to support the Virtual Console service on the Wii U.

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Dark_Overlord2195d ago

No big loss, Sega's ports on the PS3 are pretty bad. To me it seems like they're running the original ROM through an emulator, as the games aren't as responsive as the original carts. Sonic 2 is easily noticeable with this and its split second jumps.

Dark_Overlord2195d ago (Edited 2195d ago )

Nope, just don't like the fact they were lazy ports :)

I struggle with the ps3 version of sonic 2 yet can plug in my megadrive and do the jumps far far easier, its noticeably more responsive :)

Th4Freak2195d ago

And exactly what does that has to do with the Wii U's virtual console?

I mean you realize that the virtual console is an emulator right?

Dark_Overlord2195d ago

"And exactly what does that has to do with the Wii U's virtual console?

I mean you realize that the virtual console is an emulator right?"

Did you not read where I mentioned the input lag due to it running through an emulator? It was basically my whole comment SMH

Th4Freak2195d ago

You seem confused buddy, a port and a backup are not the same thing.

Sega doesn't have to port anything to the Wii U's virtual console because its using the original code and its being emulated on the Wii U.

Besides I haven't had any problems regarding input latency on the Virtual Console, why would Sega games be any different?

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3-4-52195d ago

* Sega...What are you doing !?

* Capcom...What are you doing !?

* Square Enix...What are you doing !?

DCfan2195d ago

Sega is doing a good job... in japan -_-
I feel like Sega hates us people from outside japan.

dcj05242195d ago

Outside? Of Japan? Japan is all of the universe according to SEGA's behavior.

ChickeyCantor2195d ago (Edited 2195d ago )

Sega in Japan is making a buckload on arcades. Japan is literally filled with Sega arcades. Sega don't really give a crap about much else.

tiffac0082195d ago (Edited 2195d ago )

I think Sega doesn't know what the outside world is like anymore (outside of Japan that is). They may have purchased Atlus to tell them what the outside world is like nowadays. -_-

josephayal2195d ago

Why sega? The Wii U already had a larger install base than the XBox One

porkChop2195d ago

How is that at all relevant?

josephayal2195d ago

Sega won't release more games to the Wii U until Nintendo sells more consoles

porkChop2195d ago

Yeah but the problem isn't really about the actual size of the Wii U's fanbase. The Xbox One, while having a smaller fanbase, is still selling so much faster than the Wii U and will catch up shortly. On top of that, the attach rate on Wii U is very poor outside of Nintendo's own games, whereas on the Xbox One and PS4 the 3rd party attach rates are very, very high. So while Wii U has sold more systems, it's selling far less games. That low attach rate is why publishers are hesitant to release games for the Wii U.

randomass1712195d ago

I'm not sure I see how small scale digital downloads of old games are all that much of a financial risk. Sega has put out quite a few new exclusives for Wii U, including two Sonic games. Why not Virtual Console games?

Majin-vegeta2195d ago

Just bring Eternal champions.

mikkusu2195d ago

This article makes it seem like there will be none on Wii U, however, Okunagi said introduce your hope to Sega West. Now, I may be mistaken but, this could mean that it's Sega West's job to do the footwork on this and that we should be expressing our interest to them.

MegaRay2195d ago

Maybe multiplatforms with WiiU release too, my two cent anyway

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