The Nintendo Wii and GameCube games will run at 1080p on the Shield. Ahmad says that game titles such as the Wii version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes are priced at RMB 68, roughly equivalent to GB£7.70 or US$10. We're not jealous at all.
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.
When China finally lifted its almost 15-year ban on video game consoles in July 2015, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo started breaking into the market-and that has come true as of today. Customized for the China market, SHIELD is a completely localized device, with local content, store, search and more. Twilight Princess and Punch-Out! in 1080p. In time, the NX would be revealed as the Nintendo Switch, and Nvidia confirmed the console would be powered by its popular Tegra chip.
The biggest problem with every Nintendo game is they are always Nintendo console exclusives, not counting those free to play mobile games.
Right now, you can play New Super Mario Bros. Since the Wii games are not available on the Nintendo Switch, Shield could turn out to be the best alternative. Are you interested in playing Nintendo GameCube or Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield?
And now New Super Mario Bros. The Shield has been customized for the Chinese market through partnerships with Baidu's DuerOS conversational AI system and entertainment options from iQIYI.
It's a significant shift for Nintendo, which has kept its home-grown games exclusively for its own home and handheld consoles since the early 1980s. Bloomberg spoke with analyst Hideki Yasuda, of the Ace Research Institute, who suspects it's a ploy by Nintendo to increase brand awareness in China.