The software designer goes by KevDoy on Twitter (opens in new tab), where they have shared the findings. The JSON file includes the following string of code, highlighted by KevDoy in the below tweet:
Many in response on Twitter suspect that this is merely a placeholder set by Nintendo for posterity’s sake, as Virtual Console is still accessible on the Nintendo 3DS line of consoles.
However, since deciding against a Virtual Console service for Switch, Nintendo has suggested (opens in new tab) it might treat its Nintendo Switch Online in a similar way, what with its NES game library app available only to subscribers.
Nintendo just added a virtual console section to the Nintendo Switch eShop JSON that includes n64 and DS categories. @Nintendrew_ pic.twitter.com/pChIEmt0BKSeptember 25, 2018
So, is this confirmation that Virtual Console is, in fact, coming to Nintendo Switch? Absolutely not.
Does this make us wonder about Nintendo’s future plans regarding access to classic games? Yes, and we won’t stop until we’re satisfied.
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Via WccfTech (opens in new tab)