Don't expect to see anymore Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console



Nintendo is generally pretty guarded when it comes to the inner workings of the Virtual Console service, but publisher Natsume has been incredibly open, dishing out insight time and time again over the past few years. This time it is enlightening us regarding Game Boy games on the 3DS, noting on Twitter that "Nintendo [has] moved on from Game Boy games. If it's a Natsume game not out now, it's not coming."

Yep, according to the company, Game Boy is done, as Nintendo has presumably shifted over to a focus on GBA titles. It's weird though, since the 3DS is such a cash cow, you would assume that Nintendo would give publishers the keys to the kingdom so to speak.

I'll never understand the business strategy it has utilized with the Virtual Console in general -- a slow, painful drip-feed. Can you imagine how enticing the VC would be if Nintendo just opened up its entire library on it for say, $10 a month (by way of temporary downloads that expire after your sub lapses? It would be like PlayStation Now, but good.

Natsume [Twitter]

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