It’s hard to picture certain Nintendo games or consoles not being available in certain areas or regions, but in the case of China, that is what happens. The Nintendo Wii was one of the most popular consoles of all time, selling over 100 million units, and selling hundreds of millions of copies of games like Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and more. But, China never got the system, so it never got to experience the games. That is, until recently, when the NVIDIA Shield was released and brought Wii games to the country for the first time.
At present, there are only three games available, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Punch-Out, and Super Mario Bros Wii, with Super Mario Galaxy, set to come to the system soon after. Once that’s all done, more games from Nintendo are set to arrive. Given some of the Wii’s epic games, China could be reveling in some true greatness very soon, and we hope that they get to play as many games as possible from the Wii’s library.
We’re talking games like Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Super Paper Mario, Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, Metroid Prime III: Corruption, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and so much more. The NVIDIA Shield can bring it to them, so why not give them everything possible?
Now, there is a catch to this, the current Nintendo system, the Nintendo Switch, currently doesn’t have a Virtual Console, aka a way to play games of the past. In fact, because of the setup of the console, there is no backwards compatibility, which is the first time in a while that wasn’t an option. Fans are hoping that 2018 brings them ways to play old Wii, Gamecube, and even Wii U games. But, that’s up to Nintendo.
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