Wii Games Will Finally Be Downloadable On Wii U

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It's been possible to play Wii games on your Wii U since forever, but Nintendo's finally making Wii games downloadable through the eShop. This new feature kicks off with one of the company's best platformers, Super Mario Galaxy 2. It's available today.

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Other games are coming very soon, too. Punch-Out!! is scheduled for January 22, while Metroid Prime Trilogy arrives on January 29. Games will be $9.99 each during their first week of availability before settling at $19.99. By comparison, a used copy of Super Mario Galaxy 2 is currently $29.99 at GameStop.

If a Wii game supported the Classic Controller, you'll be able to control it with the GamePad.

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What Wii games do you want to see made downloadable on Wii U?

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thatguyisonpc

This is great and all but Nintendo is once again years behind on content that should have been available 2 years ago on their Platform. Their next-gen console is probably going to be released in 1-2 years at most and they're taking wayyyy too long to make a viable digital market on their Wii U right now. Given their past track record their next-gen console will not be backwards compatible with the old virtual shop content and will once again have to spend another 2-4 years porting OLD content over to it only to have it replaced again when their NEXT system launches.

They need something like Steam where the CONTENT IS ALWAYS THERE FOREVER and you can access said content no matter how many Nintendo consoles they release in the future.