Wii games players will be able to enjoy classic titles from the best selling personal computer of all time, the Commodore 64, later this year under a deal reached between Commodore Gaming and Nintendo Europe.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records the Commodore 64 remains the best selling computer model of all time, with an estimated 22 million units sold. Over its lifetime (1982-1994) more than 4,000 games were released and thanks to today’s deal some of the best titles will be made available for Wii owners to download and play via the Virtual Console service.
The first wave of titles will include International Karate and Uridium and there are plans for regular updates to the line-up from the Commodore 64 back catalogue.
Bala Keilman, CEO of Commodore Gaming, commented, “by working with Nintendo of Europe, we are ensuring that future generations of gamers can play some of the best and most popular titles that kick-started the computer games revolution and so keep the C64 legacy in gamers hearts.”
Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of European Marketing & PR of Nintendo Europe adds said the company was “extremely pleased to be working with Commodore Gaming to provide even more retro hits for Wii owners to choose from on Virtual Console.”
“With over 184 classic titles now available to enjoy, Virtual Console on Wii is a great way for users to access a breadth of classic retro games. We hope that this great choice of games will bring nostalgia to our gaming fans, while an entirely new generation of video game players can experience a host of classic games for the very first time.”