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Nintendo Is Letting The Great GameCube Catalog Of Games Gather Dust

A look at what Nintendo might be intending with GameCube remasters, since it clearly doesn’t need a virtual console on Change.

In the calendar year 2001, Nintendo released its sequel to the Nintendo 64: the GameCube. This cube-shaped console was not the very successful in sales. In fact, at the moment, it was Nintendo’s worst selling house console. Based on Nintendo’s sales data, the GameCube marketed under 22 million units. It wasn’t a pop culture phenomenon such as the Wii and Change would be years after. Despite low sales, the GameCube goes on to be appreciated for 2 reasons. The first is that the popular controller that is still in use today. The second, and bigger factor, is the incredibly strong software library.

The GameCube’s Amazing Library Obviously, the system launched with Luigi’s Mansion, that will be about to get its third installment this year. Later in the GameCube’s launch season saw the launch of Super Smash Bros.. Melee, a game that remained popular over 15 years following its debut. Metroid Prime, considered by many as one of the best matches of all time, published early at the GameCube’s lifespan. A couple notable franchises got their start to the console. Pikmin, as well as Animal Crossing (for lovers outside Japan), started on GameCube.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg, because the console is home to several other excellent games, for example The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, along with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. But, despite having so many notable names, the GameCube appears to have been neglected by Nintendo.

The Virtual Console And Nintendo’s Neglect Of GameCubeAs soon as the Wii launched, among its noteworthy features was backward compatibility with GameCube games. Consequently, if you wanted to make shelf space for a Wii, and still wanted to play with GameCube games, what worked out nicely. The Wii also introduced the Virtual Console. This electronic service enabled players to play and download games from Nintendo’s past on romshub.com. Newcomers, perhaps kids who did not grow up in the late 90s, could also play these iconic names. Simply put, that the Virtual Console has been an superb idea, and continued into Nintendo’s next console.

The Wii U is Nintendo’s worst selling console, but people who did own it appreciated its Virtual Console library. The Wii U allowed for backward compatibility for Wii games, but maybe not GameCube. This was nice, but fans saw there was no GameCube names being offered in the Virtual Console or eShop. What is really intriguing is that the Wii U really added some Wii matches to its eShop. Anybody who picked up a Wii U because their very first games console, and wanted to play GameCube titles, were out of luck.

Nintendo has re-released a few GameCube titles. There was the Metroid Prime 1 & 2 interface as part of the Metroid Prime Trilogy  on Wii. There was also The Wind Waker HD on Wii U, and Nintendo brought the original Luigi’s Mansion to the 3DS This past Year. Fans are wondering if this is the potential for GameCube titles. Recently, there was the trend,”#remasterthousandyeardoor,” thus demand is strong for attracting back GameCube titles. While more remasters will be helpful, a majority want GameCube titles available cheaply and digitally, considering the GameCube is becoming a”retro” console much like the Nintendo 64.

GameCube On Switch?Interestingly, there were reports back in 2016 saying the Nintendo Switch would be receiving GameCube games on its Virtual Console. This unfortunately was not true, and in reality, Nintendo later said the Switch wouldn’t possess a Virtual Console. Presently, the sole 1st-party classic Nintendo games on the market Switch are NES names through Nintendo Shift Online. There were rumors which SNES games will join the lineup at some point. In terms of GameCube, here’s something interesting: Nintendo deputy general director Yoshiaki Koizumi told French website Metlty (via Polygon), “What I can tell you is that we are focusing on matters that go in that direction,” when asked about GameCube names on Virtual Console. Keep in mind however, that was before Nintendo said there would be no digital Console on Change. This may then imply two things: GameCube digital plans are scrapped, or so the provider is bringing them digitally another way.

Recently, Nintendo said it’s thinking about an “expansion” for Nintendo Switch Online, and searching into”other methods” of providing the games. Nintendo also sees that lots of fans are “trying to play previous titles.” Nintendo is not ignorant of lovers’ desire to play classic games from the company’s library. So, how could GameCube games be brought back today? Obviously, there is the idea of a different Virtual Console-like support for GameCube games, or just placing them onto the eShop. Then there’s adding the titles as part of Nintendo Shift Online. The difficulty there is that if Nintendo adds the consoles so, it might be years before GameCube is following. Therefore, what could be greatest is adding select GameCube games for purchase to the eShop over time, or begin sprinkling GameCube names (along with SNES and Nintendo 64) to Nintendo Shift Online.

Don’t Lose HopeThe GameCube is not one of Nintendo’s most successful consoles, but it’s a strong library of games. Many enthusiasts reminisce of travel through Corona Mountain in Super Mario Sunshine, and with some friends over for frenetic racing in  Mario Kart: Double Dash. Nintendo seems to have neglected the GameCube, besides re-releases. The near future could be bright, nevertheless. There’s no confirmation that GameCube games are coming, but Nintendo is quite aware of lovers’ appetite, and the company might be working on something.

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