Nintendo to allow you to buy games you probably already own.

Logan King
March 23, 2009

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I totally called it.


It finally looks like we have unofficial confirmation of the DSi's virtual console.

Check out Kombo for the whole story, but the highlight--as I'm sure we can all agree, is the revelation that the DSi will allow you to download Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games.


Since the DSi is functionally limited, all this will ever have is Game Gear and Gameboy games (I'm doubting NGPC emulation would be in the cards), plus the obvious "ha ha screw you DSi owner" GBA titles. That's fantastic. Usually worse versions of Master System games, and an admittedly large quantity of quality original Gameboy games that nonetheless have the graphics of calculator apps most of the time, no doubt to be sold as straight roms with no optimization whatsoever. Really, sign me up.

Have I mentioned how much I want the DSi to bomb? Maybe that will be Nintendo's wake up call to stop acting like Apple does.


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