No Virtual Console for Nintendo Switch at Launch
Nintendo has confirmed that Virtual Console will not launch with the Switch next week on March 3.
According to Kotaku, a press release was sent out that said, "Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future."
This is extremely disappointing, especially seeing as even the Wii launched with Virtual Console on day one back in 2006. For those looking to maybe play a little Super Metroid in between Breath of the Wild play sessions, it looks like you'll have to wait a while longer.
Nintendo typically doesn't transfer an entire VC catalogue from one system to another, so expect for games to have to roll out over time rather than just having a vast library to start with. This is pretty typical of Nintendo overall. Our best guess is that Nintendo will start to bring games to VC once their paid online service is available, because that is when players are supposed to start recieving free NES and SNES games monthly.
In other news, the press release also noted that players will be able to transfer existing funds from their Wii U or 3DS over to the Switch. To do this, you'll have to link a Nintendo Network ID to a Nintendo Account, then connect that account to your Switch. Hopefully it is not as convoluted as it seems, but at least that money won't be going to waste. Hell, maybe now you can spend that money on the Switch's Virtual Cons,.. oh.