“I would never ever rule anything,” he said, “but what I can tell you is certainly not in our planning horizon.”
Fils-Aime explained that Nintendo saw the former retro consoles as “limited time opportunities”, which gave the company some new hardware to sell when it hit down Wii U and dismantled Nintendo Switch. In September, Nintendo launched its Switch Online service, which for $ 20 a year includes online multiplayer for Switch games and access to a library of original NES games. Fils-Aime said that the service will be the most important place for people to play classic Nintendo games in the future .
The company still has a lot of work to expand the NES library, adding less games from recent consoles. And yet, Nintendo has become more aggressive when it comes to removing sites that distribute unauthorized ROM software to play these games.