Game ports are a common thing for the industry, it saves developers a lot of time. They don’t have to redesign the game from the ground up every time. However the downside is that because they weren’t developed specifically for a platform in mind, sometimes it isn’t as optimized as it should be. It also may not take advantage of a platform’s features.
I mention all of this because the rumor is that the upcoming Nintendo NX will feature a large number of Wii U ports at launch. The rumor comes from a blogger known for her solid reporting on Nintendo. These tweets have since been removed which could mean it is accurate. Then again, it may not mean anything. It makes sense though.
The blogger did not mention which games would be ported from the Wii U onto the NX, but it’s probably safe to say that they will be the more popular titles like Super Smash Bros., Super Mario Maker, Mario Kart 8, and thelike. That would be a great way to save money during a launch.
Several days ago the same blogger reported that the upcoming Zelda title for the Wii U will also be making its debut on the NX.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Gaming News