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Virtual Console hits 100 titles

Top five are all Nintendo.

Today's addition of Zelda II to the US Virtual Console will see the service reach the 100 games mark, Nintendo announced on Friday.

Super Mario Bros. has been the most popular game so far, followed by Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda.

The platform holder says it has charted 4.7 million downloads since the US service went live on 19th November.

Currently the US VC list sits at 96 available games according to Wikipedians, so we can also assume that Zelda II (NES, 500 Wii points) will be joined by a trio of others.

"With an Internet connection rate reaching 40 percent, Wii owners have more options than ever to find the kinds of games they love to play," Nintendo of America's George Harrison said, marking the occasion.

"Beyond the Wii Shop Channel, all types of people are getting connected and checking out the information and entertainment options available on the Wii Menu. Whether voting, creating a Mii or just checking the weather, everyone has a favourite channel."

Last Friday's European Virtual Console releases (rounded up in our weekly reviews column) brought the European total to 96 as well.

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