Ninty supremo Satoru Iwata has unveiled the company’s plans to delve into the digital retail market, starting with New Super Mario Bros 2.
For the 3DS, the aforementioned NSMB2 will be the first Nintendo title to be released simultaneously physically and digitally. Although Nintendo have not revealed a date for this service with New Super Mario Bros 2 releasing this August it’ll likely be sometime before then.
Interestingly, in a move that will keep brick and mortar retailers onside, digital games will also be available in regular stores. It’s easy to envisage a situation similar to the PSN titles that can be bought in GAME/Gamestation. It will be up to retailers to set prices for the digital titles though, so we could well see them attempting to undercut Nintendo’s digital prices.
Nintendo also confirmed that the service would be heading to Wii U from day one as well. There’s no word on whether digital releases will be cheaper than physical copies so we’ll likely have to wait and see on that front.
Source: Rocket Chainsaw