Natsume: Nintendo IS working on GBA VC games

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#1 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26733 posts) -

Source: ONM

"No, Nintendo does not put recent console games on the 3DS eShop, and sadly that means we cannot either. The same goes with GBA (outside of the ambassador games) - though they're working on this and we look forward to the day it's possible. But until that day comes, we aren't actively working on porting any specific GBA or GameCube games."

In regards to Wii U having downloadable DS games planned:

"We're aware today that Nintendo has announced plans to launch DS games for the WiiU - it's an exciting time, and we'll be reviewing our DS catalogue for potential titles."

I hope so. Nintendo has taken longer with VC GBA games than they are Pokemon Bank (which was recently re-released in Japan, but not yet released in North American or European territories).

#2 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (13085 posts) -

Couldn't they use those resources to convince more Publishers to to expand to their platform ?

#3 Posted by MirkoS77 (7503 posts) -

Man. I'd just love some Super Metroid on my 3DS. It's unbelievable to me how badly Nintendo is squandering the potential of the VC. I can't tell you how many people I've seen around the net that are BEGGING to throw money their way on games they've bought long ago. I'd be interested to know how much Nintendo is losing out on by making such a lazy, half-assed effort. It's gotta be quite a bit.

#4 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25374 posts) -

Remember a time where Nintendo would release 5 maybe 8 Virtual Console games at one time, every Monday.

It was great. I wonder what happened?

#5 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26733 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Remember a time where Nintendo would release 5 maybe 8 Virtual Console games at one time, every Monday.

It was great. I wonder what happened?

If I had to guess, the fact that they have two systems with different networks. I know it sounds like a weak excuse, but still, Nintendo didn't unify their networks while Sony did.

#6 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25374 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Remember a time where Nintendo would release 5 maybe 8 Virtual Console games at one time, every Monday.

It was great. I wonder what happened?

If I had to guess, the fact that they have two systems with different networks. I know it sounds like a weak excuse, but still, Nintendo didn't unify their networks while Sony did.

That is a pretty weak excuse considering Nintendo had no problem merging DSi Shop things with 3DS eShop.

We could be enjoying everything that was on Wii Shop on WiiU's shop by now, but Nope.

#7 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17667 posts) -

Shouldn't DS games be put in the 3DS e shop instead?

I swear it's like Nintendo was shocked that they released a new console. How could a company be so unprepared?

#8 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

Shouldn't DS games be put in the 3DS e shop instead?

I swear it's like Nintendo was shocked that they released a new console. How could a company be so unprepared?

Maybe they don't think DS games will sell well on the 3DS since it is already fully backwards compatible with DS cartridges. I do think they should make DS games that are out of print and expensive available on the 3DS eshop, though. They should do the same with Wii games on the Wii U.

#9 Edited by freedomfreak (40632 posts) -

A shame they didn't merge the VCs of 3DS and WiiU. That just killed it.

I also can't say I care about DS VC. I guess it's cool for certain games you can't get your hands on(assuming they put 'em on there), but the 3DS already has DS BC.

#10 Posted by nini200 (9802 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Remember a time where Nintendo would release 5 maybe 8 Virtual Console games at one time, every Monday.

It was great. I wonder what happened?

I remember it was every Thursday back when Phantom Leo used to post about it every week.

#11 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11354 posts) -

@MirkoS77: I agree. It's just crazy. The demand is there and it's easy money. It doesnt make sense not to have it ready already. Someone needs to ask Reggie or Iwata those questions. See what kind of excuse they give.

#12 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3032 posts) -

Needs GBA and SNES VC. I don't understand why Nintendo hasn't jumped on this yet. They probably don't like money?

#13 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

not that they'd go through with the effort of translating it... but Mother 3 on VC would be godlike. Then Castlevania: Circle of the Moon :>

#14 Posted by AznbkdX (3209 posts) -

It's taking them long enough.

#15 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25374 posts) -

@nini200 said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Remember a time where Nintendo would release 5 maybe 8 Virtual Console games at one time, every Monday.

It was great. I wonder what happened?

I remember it was every Thursday back when Phantom Leo used to post about it every week.

Thursdays happened a little bit after WiiWare came out I believe. When that shift happened the downloads went from 5-8 VC titles to 3 VC titles and possibly 3 Wiiware.

#16 Edited by nini200 (9802 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

@nini200 said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Remember a time where Nintendo would release 5 maybe 8 Virtual Console games at one time, every Monday.

It was great. I wonder what happened?

I remember it was every Thursday back when Phantom Leo used to post about it every week.

Thursdays happened a little bit after WiiWare came out I believe. When that shift happened the downloads went from 5-8 VC titles to 3 VC titles and possibly 3 Wiiware.

Yeah it did. It was Mondays first then it switched over to Thursdays when Super Mario Kart came out I believe

#17 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Awesome! Now there will be a whole a whole bunch of games I wont buy because they are digital.

#18 Posted by zeroyaoi (1934 posts) -

100% sure most of the games I owned or care about won't be released on it. It boggles my mind how poor the vc catalog is for the 3ds and wiiu.

#19 Edited by CleanPlayer (9813 posts) -

I'm beyond frustrated with Nintendo's efforts with the VC. I'm convinced they have no idea what the hell they are doing in that aspect.

#20 Edited by sailor232 (4728 posts) -

Even if they did release DS or Gamecube titles, we would only see one a week, maybe one a month would be worth getting. Seems to be Nintendo's way of things, they never listen to what people are screaming for, instead they put the far unknown poor games out every week.

#21 Posted by MirkoS77 (7503 posts) -

@Kaze_no_Mirai said:

@MirkoS77: I agree. It's just crazy. The demand is there and it's easy money. It doesnt make sense not to have it ready already. Someone needs to ask Reggie or Iwata those questions. See what kind of excuse they give.

Yea man I'd love to have coffee with these guys. I'd love to confront them, print out all these forum posts from tons of people and show it to them. The reasoning must be amusing.

#22 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

Couldn't they use those resources to convince more Publishers to to expand to their platform ?

There a large fanbase that been waiting awhile for this.