Virtual Console Is Not Coming To Nintendo Switch, The Company Confirms

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May 8, 2018
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Before and even after the console’s launch, it was being rumored that the Virtual Console service on Nintendo Switch would include a variety of titles, including GameCube titles. Sadly, it seems like the service itself will not launch on Nintendo’s new console.

A few hours, a Nintendo representative confirmed to Kotaku that the Virtual Console will not launch on Nintendo Switch. While this doesn’t mean that older titles won’t release on the console, there won’t be a dedicated store like on Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.

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There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.

The Nintendo representative contacted by Kotaku also makes it clear that there are many ways to enjoy classic Nintendo titles.

There are a variety of ways in which classic games from Nintendo and other publishers are made available on Nintendo Switch, such as through Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online will provide a fun new way to experience classic NES games that will be different from the Virtual Console service, thanks to enhancements such as added online play, voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online app and the various play modes of Nintendo Switch

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