Revolution Virtual Console Patent?

According to Revolution Report, Nintendo has recently filed a patent named “Game information storage medium and game system using the same”, which may be related to the Revolution. The patent details the operation of an emulator and storage system embedded within a different system, and sounds much like the Virtual Console features to be part of the Revolution’s ultimate backwards compatibility.

This patent implies a number of things, including the fact that the Revolution may have no dedicated hardware for emulation of older systems—also, since character selection comes before the game starts, new characters may be available to revitalise old games.

Check out Revolution Report’s page for the full summary with illustrations or the government’s Patent Office site for the full patent report.

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