Since it was first introduced on Wii in 2006, Virtual Console as helped reaffirm our love of Nintendo's back catalogue, but with Nintendo itself confirming VC won't be making the leap onto Nintendo Switch, many fans have been left wondering what comes next.

Since its reveal, Nintendo Switch Online - which is due to arrive in September - has seemed the most likely evolution of this concept with its inclusion of free retro titles, and Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has gone on record by saying just as much.

The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right? With the mentality that says we’re going to be offering a slate of games, and it’s a slate that’s going to increase over time. For many of these games, there’s going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That’s the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch.

So there you have it. Nintendo has finally confirmed what we all knew to be true, and with the likes of HAMSTER bringing so many classic titles to Switch at a weekly rate, there's going to be plenty of retro love on Switch in the months and years to come.

What do you think of Reggie's comments? Is NSO a worthy successor to VC? Sound off in the comments below...

[via nintendoenthusiast.com]