Virtual Console

Virtual Console on Wii U is the perfect way to rediscover your favourite titles from yesteryear, or pick up a game you might have missed the first time around! Jump into classic adventures starring Mario, Donkey Kong and more, available to download from Nintendo eShop.

See all Wii U Virtual Console games


Enhanced for Wii U

Use Off-TV Play to enjoy classic titles on the Wii U GamePad alone without tying up the TV, and create a Restore Point at any time to resume your game later. Each game has its own Miiverse community too, letting you discuss strategies, share screenshots, and post your high scores!

Transferring Wii Virtual Console titles

Players who have purchased the Wii version of a certain Virtual Console game and transferred it to their Wii U console will be able to buy the enhanced Wii U version of the same game for a reduced price. Please visit our Support section for more information about Wii to Wii U system transfers.

Nintendo eShop

Virtual Console games are just some of the titles available to purchase from Nintendo eShop. With download versions of packaged games and games you won’t find anywhere else, Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for great games! Learn more at the Nintendo eShop website.

It is possible to purchase download versions of games from Nintendo eShop on the official Nintendo website*. You'll recognise if a game is available for purchase if a price and corresponding button appear on the related gamepage.

How to buy games

Purchasing games from Nintendo eShop is fast, safe, and easy. Find out more at our How to buy games page.

*To be able to purchase download games from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to a Nintendo Network ID, and you'll need to have visited Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. To find out more, visit our Support section.