Yes, the Nintendo Switch launches in just a week, and the gaming world waits to hear about how the system and its launch games fair. But for right now, most are reacting to the news that the Virtual Console won’t be available at launch.
For those that don’t know, Virtual Console is a service that made its way to Wii, Wii U, and 3DS systems as a way to play games from older set ups. However, you had to purchase them again from Nintendo. It’s important to note that only the Wii has enjoyed Virtual Console games from the very beginning, with 3DS and Wii U getting the service within a few months into the hardware of the lifespan.
So what does this mean for Switch’s Virtual Console hopes? Just wait a bit. Based on how long it took for 3DS and Wii U to get them, I would expect the service to launch in the summer. June, perhaps as an announcement at E3, would be ideal.
In short my recommendation is to enjoy what games you will be getting (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Bomberman R myself) and keep your ear to the ground for when the games of yore start to arrive.
Once the Nintendo Switch launches I have every intention of posting impressions of the hardware as well as the aforementioned games and what services will be made available. Happy gaming everyone!