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Posted by IronScimitar

Metroid Fusion was a great little game.

Posted by BasketSnake

Nice and e-z in a flash even though I've played them be-four.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

I'm sorry, I'm still confused as to why these handheld games aren't coming to Nintendo's handheld device.

Posted by Nightriff

Do they care about the VC on the 3DS anymore? You know, their success platform right now that sells hundreds of thousands of units instead of tens of thousands.

Posted by Fat_Tomato

These not being on 3DS frustrates me to no end. Having them be on the Wii-U is not gonna convince me to buy one, so Nintendo's really just losing money. Also, put Earthbound on 3DS and I'd buy the hell outta that shit!

Also, Mother 3 when?!

Edited by TheMasterDS

There are a fair number of GBA games that I would buy for my Wii U. Like yeah. Fusion, Mario & Luigi 1 & Kirby's Amazing Mirror are great. But they're not N64 games. I think it's ridiculous that the Wii U Virtual Console doesn't have N64 games which composed most of my VC on the Wii even without the Rare N64 Classics of DKR, B-K, DK64, B-T, Conker, etc. It also doesn't have DKC1-3 and neither does Wii VC.

That said, weird other news, Donkey Kong Land 1 is coming to Japanese Virtual Console at some point apparently. So I guess if it was a legal thing that got DKC1-3 pulled they've come to an arrangement.

Posted by HammondofTexas

Advance Wars should really be coming to 3DS and not the Wii U.

Posted by Chrisiscool

Not the 3DS!?

Reggie why

Edited by blueinferno

Um...why aren't these coming to 3DS? What the hell is Nintendo doing?

Posted by Hailinel

To those asking why Wii U, well, it provides another selling point, which the console needs.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

Why are they not coming to 3DS WHY. No but seriously why? No, but for reals, why?

Edited by cloudymusic

The concept of only being able to play the GBA port of Yoshi's Island on your Wii U instead of, you know, the SNES original, is insane to me.

Edited by Endaro

I believe part of the reason some of these are not coming to the 3DS is they include games that were given to early 3DS adopters just before the price drop, the loyalty program or whatever. They've sworn up and down they won't go back on it and release them to the wider public on the 3DS, so that leaves only the WiiU for now.

Posted by Nightriff

@hailinel said:

To those asking why Wii U, well, it provides another selling point, which the console needs.

Agreed but it is a poor selling point. A console should have games we want to play with VC as a bonus, not the other way around.

Posted by believer258

@hailinel said:

To those asking why Wii U, well, it provides another selling point, which the console needs.

If they're using Game Boy Advance games to sell the Wii U, then that console is in even more trouble than people generally thought.

Posted by ripelivejam

@hailinel said:

To those asking why Wii U, well, it provides another selling point, which the console needs.

what would've made sense is Gamecube games on the Wii U and GBA games on the 3DS

(still waiting for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on 3DS :( )

Posted by fragor87

Super pissed these are not coming to 3DS. Also I demand an Advance Wars 3DS!

Edited by weegieanawrench

Whatever. I've been promised MegaMan Xtreme 2 on 3DS and I want it now, goddamn you!

I bet no one in Japan has even downloaded it, and it's been out for two years already!

Posted by Phatmac

I'd love to play these games on my 3DS. A shame that it's only available for the Wii U.

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Posted by Mister_Snig

Some hot jamz goin on in this video

Posted by NoobSauceG7

All of those games are really incredible. GBA had a really great library of games!

Posted by guilherme
Posted by ManMadeGod

@hailinel said:

To those asking why Wii U, well, it provides another selling point, which the console needs.

Is that really a selling point? GBA games on your home console?

This makes far more sense on the 3ds. The selling point of "this system plays 3DS, DS and GBA games on the go!" is much stronger than any you can make for the WiiU.

Posted by Redhotchilimist

I love most of these, but yeah, why the wii u and not the 3ds?

Edited by Benmo316

I like to think they put Yoshi's Island first on that trailer just for Jeff.

Posted by Thoseposers

The real answer for why wii u and not 3ds is so that these virtual console games can be brought into Nintendo's next round of systems properly, there's a link out there of the quote i just can't find it right now

Posted by AndrewB

@hailinel said:

To those asking why Wii U, well, it provides another selling point, which the console needs.

True, but one might expect portable offerings to be ported to portable systems, and past home console games to be ported forward to current home consoles. The hardware is certainly capable of running N64 and Gamecube games. But then I'd rather have the debate about why not dump the entire collection (or within reason) rather than the trickle-out showing we've had for ages now. That's also been done to death, though.

At the very least put it out for both. Give a reason to buy any and all hardware your company makes a profit from.

Posted by solidlife

All the games shown where games I have played on my GBA. Will I buy a wii U you dig out my old cartridges.

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

The Wii U is not where I want to play GBA games, Nintendo.

Edited by TheBlue

One step closer to getting a WiiU. Still not enough though, Nintendo. These are perks, not selling points.

Edited by Tom_omb

As a Wii U owner I will be getting at least one of these. Just yesterday I was looking for Metroid Fusion at used game stores. I get it's a selling point for the Wii U, but a cross buy/save with the 3DS would be amazing!

GBA games on their own may not be a selling point, but it could be the last straw that could convince some people to pick up a Wii U. I know Earthbound was certainly a factor in my purchase, if not a major one.

Posted by Clapmaster

Fusion here I come! It would definitely add to the value if they copied Sony and added cross play with the 3DS. Then I'd be freaking out but at least I still get to play Fusion again on my Wii U or I guess I could just play it right now with emulators. Idk..

Edited by Chaser324

@chrisiscool said:

Not the 3DS!?

Reggie why

Yeah. I would totally buy all of these on my 3DS, but I don't own a Wii U (nor do I plan to purchase one in the near future). Some of these were already made available through the 3DS Ambassador program, so I know that it would probably be easy to bring the rest.

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Posted by JJOR64

I wish Golden Sun was next week. Oh well. I can wait a little longer for it.

Posted by BabaORiely

I'm stoked for these games but, having them relegated to just the Wii U is a major bummer. Nintendo really needs to figure out how to make cross play a reality.

Edited by JeremyKO

All great games... that I'd happily buy on my 3DS.

Posted by TooWalrus

Even without great new games, I feel like the WiiU could still be a great system IF there was a WiiU/3DS combined account where you could cross-buy virtual console games and transfer saves.

Posted by CitizenJP

Omg you had me at Golden Sun.

Posted by RuthLoose

I'm sorry, I'm still confused as to why these handheld games aren't coming to Nintendo's handheld device.

To sell more Wii U units during a slow release calendar?

Posted by CookieMonster

Sadly I already own nearly all of these games. If they put some of the original DS ones on their as well I'd certainly be tempted to pick up a Wii U.

Posted by Lurkero

If Nintendo is going to charge that much for GBA games I am going to need some cross-buy support. WiiU and 3DS or no purchase from me. Not at those prices.

Posted by Illuminosopher

I'm down for Fusion and Advance Wars.

Posted by Lausebub

Am I to naive to believe that the release of Advance Wars on Virtual Console is some kind of sign that Intelligent Systems is actually working on a new one right now? I don't even mind if they turn it into FE: Awakening with tanks.

Posted by Alkaiser

Is that really a selling point? GBA games on your home console?

This makes far more sense on the 3ds. The selling point of "this system plays 3DS, DS and GBA games on the go!" is much stronger than any you can make for the WiiU.

It's a selling point for me. I'm probably going to buy most of the GBA games they release because I really liked that system and want to play it on the Wii-U game pad because the screen is really nice for VC games.

Posted by hunterob

@cloudymusic: I think it has to do with problems emulating the SNES Super FX chip, as they haven't rereleased the original Star Fox either (which is the only other notable game to use it).

Posted by BongChilla

I'm all for this, I am hoping they release the Final Fantasy Advance series on the VC! however, at the rate Nintendo releases these VC titles a brand new Nintendo console will be out.

Posted by MarcusCoxus

I already have the Ambassador games on 3DS, but I really want Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga! Waiting for the inevitable 3DS versions! Having GBA games on a Wii U first is moronic Nintendo!!! :S

Posted by Elwoodan

I would buy nearly all of these on my 3DS.....

Posted by PurpleSpandex

Nothing screams last ditch effort like GBA games on a Wii U.

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