Nintendo Does Not Plan to Bring a Virtual Console to the Switch

It seems there will be no Virtual Console on the Switch.

The details of Nintendo’s upcoming online service were revealed, the service will include cloud saving and the release of a number of Nintendo classics.

However, it seems there are no plans to bring the Virtual Console to the Switch. In a message to Kotaku, a Nintendo spokesperson stated: “There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.”

The spokesperson continued: “There are a variety of ways in which classic games from Nintendo and other publishers are made available on Nintendo Switch, such as through Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo eShop or as packaged collections. Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online will provide a fun new way to experience classic NES games that will be different from the Virtual Console service, thanks to enhancements such as added online play, voice chat via the Nintendo Switch online app and the various play modes of Nintendo Switch.”

When asked if the Switch’s online service will include games from systems other than the NES, the Nintendo spokesperson stated that the company “had nothing to announce on this topic.”

What do you think? Would you like to see games from consoles other than the NES on the Switch? Shout out in the comments below. 

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