Nintendo's pioneered much of the handheld gaming industry that we know today thanks to their series of Game Boy consoles. Due to this, many gamers grew up playing popular handheld titles which have now become classics. As of this morning, Nintendo released their first batch of GBA Virtual Console Games within the Wii U's eShop at a cost of $8 per title.
This first batch only includes a handful of games although Nintendo promises more titles will be added within the near future. As of right now, you'll find the following titles for sale Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion. Popular titles such as Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare, Inc will launch on April 10th while F-Zero, Golden Sun, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Yoshi's Island are expected to follow shortly after.
As you probably already know, the Wii U has not been the big seller that Nintendo had hoped and their decision to add these Game Boy Advanced titles are a distant hope for an incentive for hardcore gamers to pick one up. In reality, it won't be enough for most to warrant a purchase of the console especially since many popular game developers have ceased production of titles for the Wii U.
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