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Nintendo still doesn’t know what to do with Virtual Console on the Switch

by Joey Davidson | June 5, 2017June 5, 2017 2:00 pm PST

Back near the unveiling of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo announced that the platform will have a yearly online multiplayer cost. One of the perks would be a Classic Game Selection feature, though its details haven’t been sussed out yet.

What about the Virtual Console? Is that being replaced? It’s not, but Nintendo says they haven’t figured out what they’re doing with the Virtual Console on the Nintendo Switch yet.

A Nintendo spokesperson told Japanese gaming magazine¬†Famitsu that the Classic Game Selection and Virtual Console are not the same things. When asked what they were doing with the Virtual Console, the spokesperson said that the VC on Nintendo Switch is “still undecided.”

I’m not happy with that answer, quite honestly. I know that I made the conscious choice to buy into Virtual Console software on my Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Part of me genuinely hoped that Nintendo would figure out an elegant solution for tying those purchases to my account and bringing them to me on the Nintendo Switch. I’d love to have, say,¬†Earthbound on that console.

Instead? It’s undecided at this point, a few months after the console’s release. That’s bogus.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...