Hints to Virtual Console discovered in the Switch's eShop JSON file

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  1. smileyhead
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    Have you been excited for Virtual Console titles on the Switch? Your prayers might have been answered as Twitter user KevDoy has discovered newly added sections in the Nintendo Switch's eShop database file that might hint to Virtual Console titles being added soon. The included platforms are NES, SNES, GameBoy, GameBoy Colour, Nintendo 64, GameBoy Advance, and Nintendo DS.
    There is no mention of GameCube just yet, but it is theorised that it might be announced separately later.


    :arrow: eShop JSON file
     
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  2. DBlaze

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    Although VC on switch is pretty likely, this still means nothing on its own as these are just placeholders in the JSON as it is.
    Not really any hint to be honest.
     
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  3. Minox

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    Not surprised at all. What would surprise me would be if Nintendo didn't try to make people pay for their VC titles again.
     
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    They have a patent on a N64 controller icon filed recently, that is in similar style to the controllers on the nes and snes classic boxes, but could just as well be an icon for VC perhaps?
     
  5. supergamer368

    supergamer368 yeeeeeoooowwwww

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    Does anybody read locations?
    Look at the bottom, there’s also ds, wii, 3ds, and wii u. I doubt there will be wii u vc though because... you know. But DS and Wii are likely I think/hope if this really is pointing to vc.
     
  6. pedro702

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    yeah.. while 3ds could be possible due to switch being arm too wich facilitates an emulator, there is no way in hell wiiu ever gets a VC, becuase swithc will never be powerful enough to emulate wiiu ppc as it is, and they are selling wiiu ported titles too lol.
     
  7. supergamer368

    supergamer368 yeeeeeoooowwwww

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    Does anybody read locations?
    Honestly, I don’t think they’ll do VC 3DS, even though it’s possible, since they’re still selling the 3DS and probably will be through at least 2019.
     
  8. ShadowOne333

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    "Hints"?
    More like "leftovers" or "traces" of Virtual Console on the eShop JSON file.
    As if they are gonna do such a logic step, but nope, gotta offer those 20 NES titles because fuck the gamers.
     
  9. Vieela

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    To be fairly honest, a Wii VC would be the biggest dream of my whole life. I would literally be able to rest in actual peace. Nintendo has to expand their library of past generations games ASAP. Only NES isn't going to please anyone, to be fairly honest. Only adding N64 or GC would already be a whole lot, imagine any other ones like SNES, 3DS, Wii. A literal dream.
     
  10. DeslotlCL

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    Wasnt this confirmed to be just a placeholder section since the 3ds has it too? It didnt deserve a new thread again...
     
  11. LightyKD

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    They could just recompile the Wii U games and just sell those ports as VC games
     
  12. pedro702

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    they are selling them at full price as deluxe so i dont see any recompiling lol, its not that simple they need to port the entire source code and change alot of stuff you cant just hit a button and import all wiiu games as switch games.
     
  13. LightyKD

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    I get that it's not that simple but I don't think those Wii U ports will stay full price forever. Stick em all in a section of their own and the average customer would be none the wiser.
     
  14. Pokem

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    I'm excited for all the VCs except for DS.
    It just feel so weird to be playing DS games on anything other than consoles in the DS family itself...
     
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