Digital Purchases at Retail are Becoming More of a Thing

Word is beginning to get around that several Amazon 'a' LogoNintendo games are available for purchase digitally via Amazon.com, and this could be the start of something very significant. Early indications were of a handful of games for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but after taking a look at the site for myself, I noticed there were quite a few more titles than initially believed.

Wii U [Digital Code] list includes:

  • Splatoon
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Golden Sun
  • Hyrule Warriors-The Hero of Hyrule Pack
    and many more

Nintendo 3DS [Digital Code] list includes:

  • LBX: Little Battlers eXperience
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
  • Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
    and many more

I think the most interesting thing about this latest move is the fact that it was found that Nintendo recently submitted new patents for an optical disc-free console. Now, obviously it is unknown whether the patents are for the NX, or possibly a revamped Wii U, but with retailers having the opportunity to provide digital codes on game sales, it opens the door to disc-free sales far into the future.

How committed to digital purchases are you at this time? Do you think this is a sign of where the future lies or just a trial run to see how things go? Will you be taking advantage of this purchase method?

As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!


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