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Nintendo Announces VC releases for Christmas Day

The Virtual Console is a part of the Nintendo Wii videogame system that allows users to download, for a fee, classic video games from past Nintendo systems (Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64) and former competitors Sega Genesis and Turbografx-16.

The VC currently has a catalog of over 30 games to download which range in price from 500 Wii points for NES games (100 Wii points = $1 U.S.) , 600 Wii points for Turbografx-16 games, 800 Wii points for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games and 1,000 Wii points for Nintendo 64 games.

Nintendo has been adding to the console every Monday and this Christmas morning will be no different as the console is set to get an additional 5 games: Super Mario Bros. (NES), Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (SNES), Super Castlevania IV (SNES), Toe Jam & Earl (GEN) and R-TYPE (TG-16).

All games will cost 800 Wii points, with the exception of Super Mario Bros. which will sell for 500 Wii points.

Nintendo has also let slip that the following Monday (New Years morning) they will be releasing Baseball (NES) and Urban Fighting at 500 (NES) Wii points each.