Is Wii VC still operating after one year of Wii U?

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#1 Posted by BranKetra (47436 posts) -


I would like to know because I intend to buy a couple of them this week. Plus, I read that the Wii U Virtual Console was "reset." I have neither console at this point, so I am hoping someone who does or has had experience with them could inform me.

#3 Edited by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

Wii Shop Channel and the online multiplayer component for games is still operational. It's all the frivolous stuff (News, Weather, Everybody Votes, etc.) that have been discontinued. The Wii U VC library is also much smaller compared to the Wii store, though the games do have a couple extra perks. Also, if you want Earthbound, you'll have to pony up for a Wii U, because that's never coming to Wii.

Hope that clears things up a little.

#4 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8570 posts) -

The Wii virtual console is still up and running and is fully accessible through Wii U. You can play any game that's been released on Wii's VC on a Wii U. Hope that clears things up.

#5 Edited by BranKetra (47436 posts) -

Hope that clears things up a little.

Hope that clears things up.

They do. Thank you.

#6 Edited by YukoAsho (2026 posts) -

In addition, all Club Nintendo VC games are Wii VC and not Wii U VC (remember, Wii VC can be accessed from Wii U).