Nintendo Switch eShop N64 And DS Categories Spotted
Many Nintendo fans are quite familiar with the Virtual Console, which allowed those playing on Wii, Wii U, and 3DS to enjoy older titles from consoles of yesteryear on their newer hardware. However, when the Switch arrived, it was noticeably absent. That said, the Nintendo Switch eShop just might have plans to add the Virtual Console, if not something similar in the near future.
Now that Big N’s Switch Online service is officially live, members are able to play classic NES titles as part of their subscription. Some have felt this to be a downgrade of sorts, as they had access to a much larger library of games on past systems. That might be changing, however, as someone has spotted both DS and N64 categories that are potentially inbound for the Nintendo Switch eShop. Check out the tweet below to see for yourself:
— KevDoy (@KevDoy) September 25, 2018
Digging through some backend files for the Nintendo Switch eShop, Twitter user KevDoy spotted the categories that point to a potential Virtual Console. Of course, this doesn’t come close to confirming such a wonderful thing, but we all can only hope. The eagle-eyed gumshoe even mentioned that it could just be “Nintendo standardizing the file.” Needless to say, it would be best to keep the salt handy.
In other Nintendo Switch Online news, the classic NES Joy-Cons may be awesome, but they are exclusive to subscribers. You can read more about that right here. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you hoping that the Virtual Console makes its way to the Nintendo Switch at some point? Do you believe there is anything more to these files? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.