The next system update for Wii U, which arrives this spring, will add Virtual console games to the Nintendo eShop for the new console. Nintendo has confirmed that the service will initially include a selection of NES and Super NES games. Consumers who’ve already purchased NES and Super NES games on the Wii console’s Virtual Console will be able to buy the enhanced Wii U version of the same game for $1 for NES games and $1.50 for Super NES titles. Game Boy Advance games will be added to Wii U’s Virtual Console in the future, according to Nintendo.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom, also known as the NES, Nintendo announced that it will make one NES or Super NES game available each month until July to download for 30 cents from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Each game will be available at that reduced price for 30 days. These deals begin today with the NES game Balloon Fight, which is now available for 30 cents in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.