The fact Nintendo still doesnt use their vast back catalog to their advantage is such a mind bogglingly dumb thing
Given how sparse Virtual Console and Wii-on-Wii-U releases have been, that is an easy thing to say.
Sadly, I think the reality is more terrible as the few tidbits that have gone out there indicate that getting Virtual Console content out there is not the automatic process we assume it to be. I'm beginning to think that Virtual Console stuff actually requires a non-trivial amount of effort to pull off. Adding to that, Nintendo doesn't seem to have enough staff to go around to support Virtual Console in a way we would like.
And that's not getting in to rights issues with other parties over old games.
@aiurflux: Heh. On my good days, I like to think that Nintendo is used to marching to it's own pace. Sometimes that doesn't bother me as much.