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Nintendo Switch Virtual Console release date frustration

It has now been over a year since the Nintendo Switch launched, but sadly we have still had no confirmation from Nintendo on when the Switch Virtual Console release date will be for UK, US and the rest of Europe.

If you ask Nintendo Switch owners what they would really like to see this year, many of them will say they want the Virtual Console and it’s strange to see Nintendo continue to ignore it despite the popularity of the VC on Wii U.

Nintendo has not ignored the subject of retro games on the Switch however. The company are still releasing classic Nintendo games onto the Switch with their Arcade Archives series – Punch Out being the most recent example.

We also know that there will be an SNK 40th Anniversary Collection made available on Nintendo Switch too in Fall 2018.

So it’s clear that Nintendo are still adding retro titles to the Switch, they are just avoiding the idea of bringing the Virtual Console platform to the console for the moment.

Could Nintendo be possibly saving for an official announcement about the Virtual Console at E3 2018, or are they just not ready to bring it to the table yet?

Some gamers also believe that the release of the NES Classic Mini and the SNES Classic consoles are Nintendo’s way of making up for the Virtual Console on Switch – what do you say to this?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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