Nintendo will be adding Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U Virtual Console service from April.
Satoru Iwata announced the news during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation.
The first batch of games will include Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
"Over time, we will continue to release more titles, so please stay tuned" Iwata added.
Nintendo has yet to confirm whether the 3DS will also receive Game Boy Advance titles through its Virtual Console service.
Ten free GBA games were given to early 3DS adopters as part of Nintendo's 3DS Ambassador Program, but at the time the company said it had no plans to make them available for general sale.