The Nintendo Switch will not have Virtual Console at launch


Nintendo of America has sent out a press release confirming that there will be no Virtual Console when the Nintendo Switch goes on sale next week.

The statement which comes at the bottom of a Nindies press release says simply;

Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future.

We’ll endeavour to find out why, but for now – that’s all we have to go one.


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  • OzHuski
    February 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Serious??? I mean I’ll have a lot to play, but my partner loves Mario and a VC version of Mario world would have been perfect.

  • Jolly
    February 24, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Not the end of the world though, I mean they are focusing on new games for the switch right. Old games don’t get new customers (well mostly anyway)

  • Cam
    February 24, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I guess that’s why they won’t be charging for their online component for a while, it’s not even ready!

  • Steve Frost
    February 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    That’s alright. I’m expecting they’ll announce Gamecube VC at E3. First game will be Eternal Darkness, to coincide with the exclusive release of Eternal Darkness 2.

    I can dream , can’t I?

  • Danny
    February 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Shock. Horror.

    Nintendo and anything to do with online or online shops has always been disappointing and behind the times.

    Perhaps they’ll get it right this time? With such an extensive library available from how many consoles? Now, I know some are harder to port over than others, but come on. If you can’t have the majority of your NES/SNES library available (those that are without having to worry about developers giving the okay etc.)…

    But it’s Nintendo and they’ll be behind the 8 ball again, no doubt.

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