Will Switch Online Retro Library Extend Beyond NES?

Yesterday’s 79th AGM of Shareholders for Nintendo brought several interesting developments, not the least of which was the acknowledgement of the Nintendo Switch mini rumors that have been widely circulated lately. Another significant discussion that took place surrounded retro software on the Switch and whether we might see games from consoles like the GameCube appearing there anytime soon.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa responded to these inquiries with a statement of “no new information” to share at this time, but he did reveal that the possibility of extending the online service has been brought forth (thank you to Japanese Nintendo for the translation):

“At this place we cannot tell new information about future classic hardware among others, but we are thinking about providing an extension of the online service which is currently providing Famicom [NES] software, as well as other methods of providing them. We also recognise that there are opinions wanting to play past titles.”

With almost 10 million users worldwide, it’s good to know that Nintendo is aware of the demand from their fans for older game titles beyond the current NES offerings.


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