Nintendo Switch Won’t Have Virtual Console At Launch

“More information” to be shared later.

Posted By | On 23rd, Feb. 2017 Under News


If you thought Netflix and YouTube not being available for the Nintendo Switch at launch was a bad thing, then there’s more bad news. The company has confirmed that Virtual Console, Nintendo’s means of enabling play for retro titles on its consoles and 3DS, will not be launching with the Switch.

In a statement to GameSpot, Nintendo simply said, “Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future.”

Like the aforementioned streaming services, this doesn’t mean that Virtual Console will never come to the Switch. It’s likely they’ll be released later but when that will happen is anyone’s guess.

How this will affect the company’s online service, which will provide a free NES or SNES game with online play for a month remains to be seen. What are your thoughts on Virtual Console being delayed? Let us know below.


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  • talocaca

    What did they learn from the Wii U??

    I have my preorder, but other than Zelda (also coming to Wii U) it’s starting to look like a mess. It really seems like they were not ready but we’re pressured to launch in March as promised.

    It really feels like we are paying to be beta testers :


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