May 8th, 2018

Nintendo has confirmed that Virtual Console will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch console. In the past, the company offered many of its classic titles on Virtual Console on its previous hardware, but not the Switch.

The company confirmed to Kotaku that there are no plans of bringing Virtual Console games to the Switch. A Nintendo spokesperson said:

“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.”

The key word here is “banner”, which leaves open the possibility of bringing classic Nintendo games to the Switch under a different “banner”.

We’ll have to wait and see what that is. It could very well be through future “mini” consoles, such as the N64 Mini and GameCube Mini?

Hopefully we’ll know more at E3 next month.

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