SNES Classic Edition is a virtual console making it possible to sell classic titles again

Virtual Consoles get a more important position for Nintendo


Even after months, Nintendo Switch is still waiting for the Virtual Console part. Unexpectedly, this part comes earlier with the SNES Classic Edition. The console comes along with some of the best games of the 16-bit era. But it is said that it also has the Virtual Console capabilities. This makes it possible to get even more and completely different games onto the console. This could be a possibility to sell the good old classics again in a downloadable version.

Satoshi Yamato was asked during a recent meeting of shareholders if it is possible to make Game Boy Advance titles available again. He said that they are currently thinking about different ways to utilise the capabilities of those Virtual Consoles. But they also have to consider if there is enough demand for them.

We have been thinking about a lot of different ways to make use of Virtual Console titles, and not just Game Boy Advance titles. Similar to these software titles we have made available on a variety of platforms over the Internet, we consider the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom (to be sold as Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in the U.S.), scheduled to be launched in Japan this October (and September overseas) to be a type of Virtual Console. It would be possible to sell these titles as packaged software or via download cards, but if we were to start selling products like this in the future, I think we would first have to consider whether we can establish that kind of business model, and do our due diligence in finding out if there is sufficient demand for it.

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