Yes you read that right, old Wii games are getting brought to the SHIELD TV, but here’s the catch it’s only in China for now.
Why is this? It’s because the Wii was never released in China and they needed something they were familiar with and that was the Tegra X1 chip, which is also in the switch incase you didn’t know. But according to some findings by various outlets and SHIELD users it appears that it may not be on device but in NVIDIA’s GeForce Now cloud game streaming service. The remastered Wii games in 1080p are: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and the Wii version of Punch-Out!! for the price of 68 RMB which is about $10 in USD. Super Mario Galaxy is also in the pipelines for releasing soon after according to a press release and introductory trailer(seen above).
This could be a pilot for future plans for outside of China. A GeForce Now release is smart to protect the games from being distributed for now and probably the only reason Nintendo got on board but with an X1 chip on board it could be on the local storage of the SHIELD TV elsewhere soon if the conditions are right and maybe Nvidia could be working with Nintendo to get the most of out the chip for both the SHIELD TV and Switch. Who knows maybe some SHIELD TV ports can make their way over to switch like MSG2, MSG3 and more.