Nintendo will release older games on the Wii U Virtual Console, games from the N64, NES, and SNES eras. But we haven’t heard much about Nintendo’s other console, which always seems to get lost in the discussion. You know, the one that came before the all-conquering Wii?
Yep, we’re talking about the GameCube. Nintendo struggled with the GameCube in terms of sales and finding a market position, and ultimately ended up losing to Sony and Microsoft. But that doesn’t mean the system didn’t have any good games — it had a ton of great games.
Speaking to Kotaku, Reggie Fils-Aime said that he’d love to see GameCube games available on the Wii U eShop, but ended his statement with the usual PR jargon, “…but we have nothing to announce right now”.
The aren’t any real technical limitations to bring GameCube games to the Wii U. The GamePad controller can easily replace the GameCube controller, as it has all the features needed. And storage wise, GameCube games topped out at 1.5 GB — the Wii U ships in 8 GB and 32 GB configurations. Of course, users are free to add all sorts of external storage, which is quite cheap these days.
What GameCube titles would you love to see released digitally on the Wii U? Besides Zelda: The Wind Waker and Metroid, of course…