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Wii U gets Virtual Console on eShop, can now play the classics without having to boot Wii emulator

Nintendo flips the Virtual Console on for Wii U owners.

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Trace Hagan
Published Fri, Apr 26 2013 6:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

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.

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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.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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