Nintendo of America announced via Twitter that the Wii U Virtual Console is now live on the eShop. The Virtual Console, for the uninitiated, allows Nintendo consoles to play classic games. In this instance, the Wii U will be getting access NES and SNES games, with Game Boy Advance and N64 games coming at a later date.
Users will have to re-download previously purchased Virtual Console titles, with an associated charge between $1.00 and $1.50. This should help Wii U sales, at least somewhat, as it widens the game library available to the console, which has been a point of contention and something Nintendo has blamed for weak sales.