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How long will this Nintendo emulator last on Xbox One? Place your bets now

Microsoft has risked incurring the wrath of Nintendo’s legal eagles by approving an unofficial NES & SNES emulator for the Xbox One.

The Universal Emulator from Nesbox has been certified by Microsoft and enables Xbox One owners to play games from a variety of Nintendo machines.

Providing they have the ROMs (and we recommend acquiring them legally, of course), Xbox One owners will be able to play NES, SNES, GameBoy Colour and GameBoy Advance games once it goes live on the Xbox Store.

It’ll also be compatible with HoloLens according to Windows Central (via TechRadar)

The app isn’t new – it’s available for PC and Window Phone – but given Nintendo is fiercely protective of it is unlikely to take too kindly its library becoming available on a rival platform like the Xbox One.

If the Nesbox does go live on the Xbox Store, we can’t see it lasting that long.

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