n64-virtualThe Nintendo Wii U, the latest generation console from Nintendo, is not exactly doing gangbusters sales figures although the gaming giant claims that it is in second place where the current generation console wars are concerned. Well, the Wii U has not exactly met the expectations of the suits over at Nintendo, and it certainly is not as powerful as the Sony PS4 and the Xbox One, but are processing muscle and graphical prowess the only standards to judge the potential success of a console? Apparently not, and a good catalog of games would go a long way in earning brownie points with gamers. Nintendo knows this, which is why they have fallen back on their age old strategy – entice gamers with nostalgia, hence making available Nintendo 64 games on the Wii U Virtual Console in due time.

The Virtual Console currently holds only NES and SNES titles for those living in North America, but it seems that all of it are going to change real soon. And for the better too, I might add, considering how Nintendo has now requested for players to refer back regularly for news on the “future addition of titles from the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 systems.”

It remains to be seen just when will GameCube titles arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, but you can still get your fix of a blast from the not-so-distant past by playing Wii games on the Wii U via the special Wii Mode.

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