As part of an official statement released by Nintendo, the company has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 without any kind of virtual console support. The official statement reads,
Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future.
This lack of virtual console support for the Nintendo Switch immediately upon launch shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, considering that the rest of the Switch launch plans. As of now, there are only a handful of games that will be available to play on the console on day one, with a few more to arrive in the following weeks and months. And as it is gamers have started complaining and cribbing about the long wait before new titles like Splatoon 2 and Mario Odyssey are finally playable.