But that's not how Nintendo is doing it. You have to pay for EACH GAME, not by the console. I don't know why the Nintendo fanboys are so hyped about the Virtual Console.. at $5 for a NES, $8 for a SNES, and $10 for a N64 game this is a rip off. Especially when you consider you can't trade, transfer, or sell the games you buy. It's cheaper to just buy these games second hand.
Edit: The only benefit I can see is playing multiplayer games online.
As far as Amiga 500 games on the Wii. I'll believe it when I see it.