Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Wii U Virtual Console Coming in the Future

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/32474

Until then, the GamePad is no use for Virtual Console titles.

The Wii U will be receiving its own Virtual Console service in the future, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata confirmed. Until its arrival, however, players cannot expect to be playing Wii and Wii Virtual Console titles on the Wii U GamePad.

As confirmed by our Japan correspondents, a post on NeoGAF's gaming forums quoted Iwata to say "We understand that there are people who were looking to playing Wii games, Virtual Console games, and so forth on the GamePad, but unfortunately we cannot accommodate those users' expectations."

As it stands, Wii Virtual Console titles are only available to play on the Wii U by putting the system into Wii Mode. From there, only accepted Wii controllers are allowed for use.

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I kind of expected this. But also, I didn't?



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Sounds good; hope they have a good selection of GC titles!

 

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As long as this doesn't mean that games need to be repurchased, it's ultimately forgivable. It sucks that the Wii U can't do this out of the box, but once it can, there's no point in complaining about the past anymore. Kinda like the SD card thing on the Wii when you couldn't boot games from the SD card initially.

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I really hope that when the Wii U Virtual Console comes out, you can transfer the rights to those games from 'Wii' status to 'Wii U' status, enabling control with the Wii U Pro controller or GamePad and letting you play them on the Pad itself.

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I suspect it can't because the Wii Virtual Console is actually an emulator which naturally never had any Wii U functionality in mind when it was designed. It also seems that all Wii functions are sandboxed away from the higher Wii U level systems to prevent older Wii exploits. It's also probably a lot easier to enable Wii features in their own software environment rather than try to fully integrate it directly into the Wii U software environment.

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thekitchensink said:
I really hope that when the Wii U Virtual Console comes out, you can transfer the rights to those games from 'Wii' status to 'Wii U' status, enabling control with the Wii U Pro controller or GamePad and letting you play them on the Pad itself.

That is pretty much my train of thought.  I would also like to play my VC games on the 3DS and not be offered to buy the same VC game that I already purchased on Wii.



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What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

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mai said:
What will happen first? Ninty providing a good chunk of classic goodies on GamePad, or it will be eventually hacked and I can get them through 3rd party emulation anyway? VC is a big factor for me.

Likely Nintendo.  Unliek the Wii and DS, Nintendo seems to have really ramped up their security.  The 3DS has yet to be hacked and it's been out over a year and half.   Wii functionality is sandboxed anyway so that adds a whole new level of security on top of it all.



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I already suspected that a lot of the implementations on the Wii U are only temporary solutions since they seem not well thought out. I guess Nintendo wanted to keep their word on bc and hacked something together that sucks but at least works. I mean they have their hands full right now, handing out all those Animal Crossing games, maybe they should employ those 10k people that Sony is about to "let go".



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