I don't own a Wii U, so i don't benefit or suffer from this at all. I'm a little disappointed that they won't be releasing GBA or GBC games for the 3DS, cause if you want one of those, you have to buy a regular DS, grab a likely broken used version off E-Bay, and hope the save doesn't get corrupted.
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I think this is a pretty weird decision for a multitude of reasons. First, along with their announced GBA virtual console, why on the wii u and not the 3ds? The 3ds can already play DS and GBA games, so it seems like it would take more work to port them over too wii u. In addition, wii u is less popular, so they probably won't sell as much as they would on 3ds. It's all very confusing.
Either way, I don't think the pokemon games will go up there, mainly because we've yet to see any of the gameboy pokemon games on the 3ds virtual console.
And about 3ds being able to play ds games, I just meant that it'd probably be easier to put them on the 3ds eshop rather than working out how to port them to wii u.
Also--can the 3DS emulate DS games? Like, obviously it can play DS games if you have the DS cartridge, but can it emulate a DS game using its own hardware? (While the DS & DS Lite were able to play GBA games if you had the cartridge, iirc I'm pretty sure it was too weak to emulate a GBA game, at least not without some additional support.)
I dont get the DS ports to the wii u.. other than they think it will boost sales. And maybe it would confuse consumers to have them on the 3DS.
The idea of playing certain DS titles on the wii u is appealing though seeing as the controller would work as your touch screen and the tv your giant primary screen. But the 3ds would be better and honestly I see the 3DS getting DS VC in the near future. I already own a wii u so it matters not to me. (couldnt pass up the windwaker edition.. or the 25th anni edition Zelda 3DS.. or the A link between worlds edition XL I have a problem.)
Honestly wii u sales will be weak till Super Smash Bros releases.. and down the line the next Zelda title. DS VC wont help matters.
I just want A Link to the Past on either 3DS or Wii U VC Nintendo. D: random thought but if Nintendo released a bundle wii u with super smash bros wii u and a free download of super smash 64 just how quick do you think they would sell?