Why are there no SNES games on the 3DS Virtual Console?

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  1. SLiV3R
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    Why are there no SNES games on the 3DS VIrtual Console?

    I mean the the 3DS is equally powerful as the wii. so why no SNES? they could probably release N64 games on the 3DS as well..

    Any thoughts or rumours?
     


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    Ask Nintendo

    there are MANY good Snes game the Nintendo should bring to the VC on the 3ds
     
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    Ask Nintendo. How should we know how they handle their business?
     
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    Maybe because of the screen resolution and the game's aspect ratio, for example, they made a port of EarthBound to the GBA and many things were changed, including music, and there was so many graphical glitches because they had to change the ratio to fit the GBA screen.
     
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    I don't know for sure, but either the 3DS is not fully capable of emulating the snes or they are waiting while sales of gameboy/nes games are still profitable. If they release snes games now, nes/gameboy sales might decrease. I think this theory might be right, because they still have to launch gba games, which we know for sure that the 3DS can handle
     
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    It's cheaper?

    Also, Virtual Boy games would be nice too.

    To the guys, saying to ask Nintendo, how? They don't seem to have any official forums. Email Nintendo of JP?
     
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    Email Nintendo from US, they answer you with that.
     
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    You can't compare the GBA screen resolution ( 240 × 160 pixels ) to the 3DS ( 800 x 240, + 320 x 240 ) !

    However , SNES had several, different resolutions, depending on the game and on the screen mode ( images may be output at 256 or 512 pixels horizontal resolution and 224, 239, 448, or 478 pixels vertically).

    So yeah, resolution in not an issue, and even the odd game with the odd resolution could be easily scaled to fit the screen, as for example the SnesDS is capable of scaling downs games to the 256 x 192 pixel DS screen !

    I guess with time, we will get it, unless somebody finds a way to run an emulator on the 3DS, then we'll get it even sooner ;)
     
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    Because nintendo hates money. For example they already have stuff on the eshop ready to go that they refuse to allow people to buy (read: those 20 or so ambassador games + four swords)
     
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    hopefully there will be some emulators..

    they will perhaps release SNES, GBA (and hapefully virtual boy & N64) games in the other half of the 3DS lifecycle :)
     
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    Well the GBA's resolution is less than that of the DS... and the 3DS's top screen is big enough in most situations, and the 3DS should certainly be able to scale.
     
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    For some reason, I really loved Toy Story on the SNES. It was not an easy game. Would love to play it on the 3DS.
     
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    Well they recently confirmed that they are working on WiiU specific VC that's capable of off screen play and they also removed the Japanese Wii VC page.
    So they are certainly working on VC related things right now, hope it's a sign of more to come. Maybe they'll make the VC games available on both eShop's once they have the emulators and games up and running?
    In any case hope they don't make people repurchase VC they already own in Wii mode.
     
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    Its a matter of time, although they are wringing every single penny out of the current VC titles in the eshop it may take a while..
     
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    Resolution isn't a factor, as can be seen by the Classic NES series on the GBA.
     
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    Nintendo said Genesis games would come to the VC, they just haven't yet. VC releases on the 3DS are slow, we only recently really started to see NES games aside from those offered to Ambassadors start to show up in the VC. My answer: give it time, I'm sure the 3DS will eventually show the SNES some love. As it is, I'm pretty sure we will eventually see other GBA games aside from those offered to ambassadors appear in the VC. Afterall we know for sure the 3DS is capable of running GBA games via the VC.
     
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    Most likely that Nintendo haven't got around to making a SNES emulator fully compatible with the 3DS yet.
     
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    Because that would make too much sense and because nintendo.

    Snes games that need to be on Eshop:

    Terranigma
    Both Earthworm jim games
    Super mario all stars / Super mario world
    Street fighter 2 turbo
    Donkey kong country 1-3
    Final fantasy 6
    Megaman X
    Super metroid
    Zelda: Link to the past
    Secret of mana / Secret of mana 2 (seiken densetsu 3)
    Also Chrono trigger (even tho it can be found on DS)
     
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    You wont see Super Mario All Stars, at least not for a long while after they start (assuming they will) releasing SNES games on the 3DS. This is because Nintendo will want to make the most money it can off of the individual releases of games the NES saw that made up All Stars. As it is SMB1 and The Lost Levels are already out. And in Japan SMB3 is just about to be released, or was very recently released. From there logically, Super Mario Bros USA will be the last release. For the sake of progression, NOA might wait for Super Mario USA to make its release in Japan first, then release that of course as SMB2, and only then get around to releasing SMB3. (bah! I can't wait for number 3 to come stateside!)
     

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