Nvidia's Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China

Nvidia's Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China

Twilight Princess and Punch-Out!

Nintendo and NVIDIA have previously worked together on the popular Nintendo Switch console, which uses NVIDIA's Tegra chip.

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Aside from being a market tester for Nintendo, many believe that the introduction of Wii games onto the Shield will also function as a test run for future titles on the Virtual Console for the Switch. "The chosen Wii and Nintendo GameCube games have been long anticipated by Chinese players", wrote NVIDIA.

The thing is, it's unlikely Nintendo will want to offer their games on the platform outside of China since the Switch is doing so well. Wii, and Punch-Out!. All three games were originally available for the Wii almost a decade ago at a measly 480p resolution. The confirmed games, Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, New Super Mario Bros. Granted, the company used to be a little more open and allowed some developers to create officially licensed games with Nintendo characters for non Nintendo platforms (Mario Teaches Typing comes to mind), but then Philips ruined it for everyone with its bad CD-i Mario and Legend of Zelda games. New Super Mario Bros. However, the games won't be available via a Nintendo console, rather these classic titles will run on Nvidia Shield, according to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad. It has been created to work with Baidu's DuerOS conversational artificial intelligence (AI) system and entertainment options from IQIYI. It's more than likely that Nintendo's partnership with Nvidia is a way for the console manufacturer to crack a notoriously hard market for consoles.

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Sure, Nintendo has released games on mobile this year.

Nintendo's family-friendly lineup means it may fare better with China's censors.

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The wave of Nintendo games isn't just a one time roll out either, with games like Super Mario Galaxy and more coming at a later date.

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