Or perhaps the Japanese giant believes that the stunning news that Super Mario RPG is coming to the Virtual Console will be enough to keep the masses happy for this week at least?

Whatever the reason, it would appear that Nintendo’s policy towards downloadable content is a matter of balance – the company obviously feels that its customers are buying both Virtual Console titles and WiiWare games, so releasing both on the same day might not be part of the grand plan.

And what if you don’t like retro games, you say? Tough.