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Nintendo Switch Isn’t Getting Virtual Console

Earlier today, Nintendo announced that it’d release 20 NES games with online compatibility for those that subscribe to their paid online system in September.

This had many gamers wondering what would happen with future classic releases (both from the NES and other consoles). On the Wii U, 3DS and Wii, Nintendo released all older games onto a storefront called Virtual Console, but Nintendo today confirmed to Kotaku US on the back of their paid online announcement that Virtual Console would not come to Switch.

“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems,” said a Nintendo spokesperson to Kotaku US. 

“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 Switch Online, Nintendo eShop or as packaged collections,” the Nintendo spokesperson said.

It’s unclear what this means for future games. Does this mean that all new NES/SNES/64/GC games that are released will all be included under the paid online fee or will Nintendo release package collections.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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