Nintendo explains why Super Nintendo games are only playable on the New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo revealed that Super Nintendo games were coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop last week during their latest direct, the catch though was that owners of the standard 3DS model would not have access to these games. This has led many of us to wonder why Nintendo can’t put Super Nintendo games on the standard 3DS model when it seems powerful enough.

Well a representative from Nintendo revealed why this is the case while talking to Game Informer where they shared the following details:

“As previously announced, New Nintendo 3DS has an improved CPU, which enables Super NES games to run on the system with quality results. The Super NES games also include Perfect-Pixel mode, which allows players to see their games in their original TV resolution and aspect resolution.”

This still seems like a poor excuse to me but clearly its the inner capabilities of the system which makes it possible to do this.

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