Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About The Virtual Console
Posted by Damien McFerran
Lack of attention at E3 2014 doesn't mean the service is being ignored
While Nintendo's E3 was a successful one, many fans were concerned by the worrying lack of Virtual Console-related news. While expectations with some gamers were probably a little too high — the prior announcement of the GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U led to speculation that GameCube games would be confirmed during the event — the lack of exposure given by Nintendo to its retro-gaming portal was nevertheless notable.
However, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime insists that this doesn't mean that the company is losing interest in the Virtual Console. Speaking to Kotaku, he said:
Our commitment to virtual console is exceptionally strong. We just launched some of the Game Boy Advance games. Those are doing exceptionally well in our market. We've announced the intention to have a DS library of games in the Wii U eShop. We're looking forward to that, so the pipeline is there. I do think what many of your readers don't recognize is there is significant work to take a game that was launched on a previous platform and make it compatible on the current platform, whether we're talking Wii U or 3DS, but we're committed to Virtual Console. I'm fortunate that the Americas are the strongest region in terms of driving Virtual Console sales, so for us it's a vibrant piece of the business.
Were you holding out for some big Virtual Console news during E3, or are you happy with the level of commitment Nintendo has shown towards the service at present? You know what to do — post a comment and let the world know what you think.