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The Wii U Virtual Console is now available in North America, with eight games available to download, and in Europe where there are seven titles to choose from.

Japan's version of the download service has also launched and there are a total of 14 games already in the catalogue, with three more on the way next week.

As with the North American and European eShops, all four of the games previously released as part of the Famicom 30th Anniversary are available.

The Japanese launch lineup for the Wii U Virtual Console is:

From 1st May the following three titles will also be available:

There are certainly plenty of games to keep Japanese gamers busy, which would you like to see make it to the Western eShops first? Let us know in the comments section below.