Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed more details concerning their next-generation console’s backward compatibility on Tuesday during Nintendo’s E3 Press Conference. Iwata first mentioned that their next generation console, Revolution, will be backward compatible during a keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference last March.
However, Iwata announced today that Revolution will be backward compatible with every Nintendo home console released. This includes the original NES, Super NES, N64, and Gamecube. NES, Super NES, and N64 games will be available for download through their online network. For Gamecube games, the Revolution will accept Gamecube discs. Iwata stated that virtually every Nintendo game ever created will be a able to play on Revolution, but he did not mention if it gamers will have to pay for these downloads.