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3DS games getting digital eShop re-release

Postby me4pd » 03 Oct 2012, 20:50

I like downloads.

Space in cupboard for one time use plastic box = 0.

Space on 32GB SD card on 3DS = many.

Nevertheless.
Downloads priced higher than retailers = no sale.

It defies belief that Nintendo place a higher price on e-shop. Where is this setup they promised which allows retailers to sell download codes [at their own prices]?
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Re: 3DS games getting digital eShop re-release

Postby Zabba 2 » 03 Oct 2012, 21:05

Don't think I'll be taking this up if it comes to Europe. If it was significantly cheaper then maybe, but I can't really justify spending £39.99 on a digital download. At least in retail you can trade it in and recoup a decent portion of your money.

Don't quite understand Nintendo's logic on this issue so far.
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Re: 3DS games getting digital eShop re-release

Postby billysastard » 04 Oct 2012, 00:45

me4pd wrote:I like downloads.

Space in cupboard for one time use plastic box = 0.

Space on 32GB SD card on 3DS = many.


digital games lost when 3ds breaks = all

digital games lost when 3ds gets stolen = all

retail games lost when 3ds breaks = 0

retail games lost if 3ds gets stolen = 1

lost digital games covered by insurance = 0

lost retail games covered by insurance = all
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Re: 3DS games getting digital eShop re-release

Postby me4pd » 04 Oct 2012, 08:27

billysastard wrote:
me4pd wrote:I like downloads.

Space in cupboard for one time use plastic box = 0.

Space on 32GB SD card on 3DS = many.


digital games lost when 3ds breaks = all

digital games lost when 3ds gets stolen = all

retail games lost when 3ds breaks = 0

retail games lost if 3ds gets stolen = 1

lost digital games covered by insurance = 0

lost retail games covered by insurance = all


Even Nintendo let you re-download in future. When (if) this mythical Nintendo Network arrives it'll be better. Not that I've ever had a Nintendo machine break anyway but your point still stands.
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Re: 3DS games getting digital eShop re-release

Postby Balladeer » 04 Oct 2012, 14:24

me4pd wrote:Downloads priced higher than retailers = no sale.


This. I'd like to buy some more digital games (what with that being the "environmentally conscious" thing to do), but there's no way I'm having the pleasure of owning a physical copy removed for more than a physical copy! :evil:
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