US, November 9, 2007 – Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime recently said during an address in New York that there would be 200 Virtual Console games available by the end of the year. With 166 titles currently available for download, a few gaming sites out there (like Game|Life) did the math and figured out Nintendo would have to step up its VC release schedule from three games a week to four and a quarter. IGN contacted Nintendo to see if that was the plan.

A spokesman for the company told us the figure Reggie gave was an approximate amount of retro games that will be attainable by year’s end. Nintendo does not currently have plans to increase the amount of VC games released each week.

At the current release rate, Nintendo’s retro download service should have about 187 games by December 31