With Nintendo's Virtual Console promotion currently in effect until July, what will happen when more games hit the eShop? It's been suggested by gamers everywhere that the Wii U is a natural fit for GameCube games. The same idea goes for Nintendo 64 games, but GameCube games would bring the many games that gamers never got to experience due to low sales for the GameCube during it's lifecycle.
Nintendo's large surge in sales was due to the revolutionary Wii console that was released in 2006. Before the Wii, Nintendo's last console to gain worldwide success was the Nintendo 64. The GameCube sold a reasonable amount of units, but nowhere close to the sales of Sony's PlayStation 2. Due to this dilemma, not a lot of people were able to experience the GameCube gameplay.
Nintendo's new Wii U console isn't selling like hotcakes right now, but this is only due to a low amount of games. Once around 20-40 new games are released for the system, sales will ultimately increase and Nintendo will have another successful console on their hands. The Wii U is expected to sell much more than the GameCube did in 2011, so bringing GameCube games to the Wii U would be perfect.
But when will Nintendo bring GameCube games to the Wii U Virtual Console? Definitely not in 2013, but it's a major possibility that it could happen in Late 2014 or early 2015. Once enough people own the system, it'll be time to start rolling out N64 and GameCube titles to the eShop. Once this happens, the Wii U will become the ultimate device from Nintendo. Every game from every Nintendo system ever made is able to be played on the Wii U. This includes DS and 3DS games as well. Once the eShop grows tremendously, Nintendo's stock will see a dramatic increase.