Beginning in August with New Super Mario Bros. 2, the gaming company will release most of their first-party games via retail packages and as digital downloads in Nintendo eShop.
The company says "the majority of Nintendo-published Nintendo 3DS games will have the same dual-distribution strategy" into the future. Additionally, the majority of Nintendo-published Wii U games will be distributed the same way when the console launches in November before the holidays.
Furthermore, the downloadable games will be available for purchase at retail stores and via retailer's websites. Gamers can purchase the product in store and then be provided with a 16-digit code to download the game in the eShop.
As Nintendo explains, "this will give shoppers more options to find and purchase their favorite games."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Apr 2012 21:38