We can download N64 games on the Wii and we'll most likely be able to download GBA games on the 3DS. Do you think Nintendo will always continue the pattern of making their new systems backwards compatible one generation and making games from all generations prior to that downloadable? I would really love this. Nintendo would make sure that their games are never forgotten.
I can't wait for Super Mario 3D, Mario Kart 3D, Paper Mario 3D, Luigi's Mansion 2, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Wii, and Skyward Sword!
Since the carts are basically the same, if the next Portable Nintendo allowes backwards comp. it's probably for both DS and 3DS and no downloadable games will be needed since they can still go around as retail games. Even if they change the cart next gen. If they don't allow backwards comp., which seems unlikely, it's possible.DS games can withstand a bit longer I think, GBA games are definately VC material next gen, if not this one.
Honestly I want all nintendo games dlable on the the 3ds's eshop, I never owned a snes n64 or ds and hardly played my gba so I hope all n64, snes ds and gba games come to the eshop and hurry up already, were dieing for anything not gb black and white junk!!!
I mean there released gb megaman when we could get soooo many better mm's