Nintendo NX Super Emulator?
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I was on Youtube looking up all these old games I used to play and realized that's kinda unfair how these games can't be played easily on a console anymore. Gotta DL an emulator on your computer to play most of em. I also saw some specs and rumors/information about NX and it got me thinking.

What if NX worked as a "Super Emulator" and is designed for playing ALL previous Nintendo games, from NES up to Wii U? That would give Nintendo the largest video game market in console history and would give the consumers the chance to play all these older games that aren't available anymore. That and it would work with GB/GBA/DS/3DS games since the controller they showed in the concept art looked like a Gamepad x 3DS hybrid. Play these games on the go too.

Try not to pick holes in technicality in my idea, I know that super emulator concept is pretty insane. Pretend it's as good as it sounds, no strings attached. Who would be down for that? And how much would you pay for a console like that? Capable of that scale of emulation, as well as a compatable Gamepadx3DS hybrid controller, and keeping up with playing modern AAA Nintendo titles?
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I'd be in. Nintendo are quite good at getting their old titles out there for us..
The only drawback is the entitled gamer market- "Nintendo is fail, we don't want OLD games we want AAA titles EVERY WEEK"
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Does it have modern 3rd party support?
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I wouldn't want the NX to turn out that way. Hell, I don't think NX is even needed yet.

It's a good concept but... Isn't the Wii U is more than capable of becoming the "super emulator" you're talking about? All Nintendo would need to do is expand the Virtual Console library with all of the previous games and you already have a super emulator.

As for 3DS though(since you said all their previous systems), it's unlikely they'd emulate it. No one would buy a 3DS if that were the case.

Plus, like weaselpipe said, the most vocal of "gamers" these days seem to want nothing but powerful hardware, games that are AAA, games that no longer look like games, and social justice. Not many people want to look back at the classics anymore.
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Posted 10/16/15

Kazzooey wrote:

I was on Youtube looking up all these old games I used to play and realized that's kinda unfair how these games can't be played easily on a console anymore. Gotta DL an emulator on your computer to play most of em. I also saw some specs and rumors/information about NX and it got me thinking.

What if NX worked as a "Super Emulator" and is designed for playing ALL previous Nintendo games, from NES up to Wii U? That would give Nintendo the largest video game market in console history and would give the consumers the chance to play all these older games that aren't available anymore. That and it would work with GB/GBA/DS/3DS games since the controller they showed in the concept art looked like a Gamepad x 3DS hybrid. Play these games on the go too.

Try not to pick holes in technicality in my idea, I know that super emulator concept is pretty insane. Pretend it's as good as it sounds, no strings attached. Who would be down for that? And how much would you pay for a console like that? Capable of that scale of emulation, as well as a compatable Gamepadx3DS hybrid controller, and keeping up with playing modern AAA Nintendo titles?


If there was no problems and it was done through a legal means, then sure, I'd be down for that. The one true actual main problem with that idea from becoming a reality, aside from production costs, is licensing.

In truth though, the Wii U can do almost all of that already, and overall the Wii U has one of the largest libraries of games available, as not only can it play all-new Wii U games, but it's backwards compatible with virtually all Nintendo Wii games, plus it has access to both the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii U's Wii Mode and it's own Nintendo eShop, both of which offer the Virtual Console service, between the two of which offers games from the NES, SNES, N64, GBA, DS, Wii, Genesis/Mega Drive, Master System, NEO-GEO, and Arcade, and that's just at the current time. The only thing Nintendo hasn't really done is offer Nintendo Gamecube games through it's Virtual Console service, and honestly, I have my own theory on why that hasn't happened yet, but aside from that, your idea is only a hair off from essentially existing already.
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