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Wii U’s Virtual Console is getting DS games

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced today that the company plans to bring Nintendo DS titles to the Wii U GamePad via WiiU’s Virtual Console.

The rich software lineup of the DS could benefit the system’s Virtual Console lineup, according to Iwata. He made no announcement as to which games are coming to the Virtual Console and when.

Apparently Nintendo had to overcome some technical hurdles getting DS games to work on the Gamepad, but it seems Nintendo has found the solution.

“We are now sure that we can solve the technical problem of displaying Virtual Console software from Nintendo DS on the GamePad,” Iwata said. “The dual-screen Nintendo DS, one of which is a touch screen, has a very strong software lineup, and so we plan to add the Virtual Console titles from Nintendo DS software to the future Virtual Console lineup for Wii U.”