Nintendo manager hints at GameCube virtual console on Switch

Kristi Paul
February 16, 2017

Nintendo has yet to detail Virtual Console plans for its new console, the Switch, but in a recent interview with French publication Melty, the company dropped a pretty hefty hint.

The world may have lost former Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata when he tragically passed away at just 55 years old in 2015, but his legacy lives on.

"Connecting up to 10 docked consoles via wired LAN will be well-suited for proper tournaments, while for more casual get-togethers up to eight players can still enjoy a quick game via the previously revealed local wireless connection", the press statement mentioned. With the Wii U not performing anywhere near expectations, all eyes naturally turned to the next console for Nintendo and fueled rumors and speculation on what the company was planning.

Now the one thing I'm curious about is how well the latency MS are between actions and read times.

Nintendo has been embracing modern console gaming sensibilities - and that includes season passes, paying for online play, and remakes.

"When I see people play virtual reality, it makes me worry", said Miyamoto.

One thing worth noting is that this particular ad for 1-2-Switch was far less hated than the original ad that was on display during the January 12th reveal that took place in Tokyo, Japan. You can see footage of both games below.

Whereas people who have been traditionally Nintendo handheld gamers, they may buy Nintendo Switch and then for example, if a new version were to come out later, then maybe they would decide to upgrade to that.

Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, 2017.

The latter point about the Joy-Cons is also so obvious and it's something I hope Nintendo really explores.

This would suggest that the EA Sports team could be looking to launch the game around the same window as Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 on PS4 and Xbox One (plus older consoles should EA continue to support them).

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