Submitted by Chrono 961d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo’s going digital, but it might not catch on

Nintendo is actively incentivizing customers to go digital with extra Club Nintendo coins and, most recently, a free download for Donkey Kong: Original Version. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

acronkyoung  +   962d ago
I'm actually getting tired of digital. I feel like I don't actually own any of my games anymore, especially after all that stink about Steam's new user agreement.
gunslingereddy  +   961d ago
i concur good chap.
Benjamminkno  +   961d ago
It doesn't matter what "incentives" we get for going digital, we still want to trade our games for newer ones. Lower your prices 20 bucks and I'll think about it. But if my WiiU craps out in 5 years, I can still have my games without having to fix the console, right?!?!
AlucardFury  +   961d ago
This is something I'm worried about myself seeing as they haven't said anything about an account to which your purchases are tied to.
Megaton  +   961d ago
Hard to say they're going digital when they're about to release a console without a hard drive.
mike1up  +   961d ago

It would be impossible to go digital with an external hard drive. It's a good thing that my PC is magical, so it's never hard that problem.

Let's all keep our finger crossed for an overpriced, proprietary POS. Maybe if we are really lucky Megaton, we will get the chance to pay for space that we will never use.
mike1up  +   961d ago
"so it's never hard that problem."

...And they say that sarcasm is easy. If I would have just made my point, I probably wouldn't have typoed.

*raises, and shakes, fist at the sky*

Damn you funny genes!
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morkendo23  +   961d ago
if nintendo go DIGITAL that be sad day for ALL gamers.
tweet75  +   961d ago
i have no interest in downloading large file size retail games unless a large hard drive is in the system sd cards just dont cut it, fill up too fast with large retail games. Nintendo virtual console classic games were fine for download because of there sizes. Modern games not so much with sd cards
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Neonridr  +   961d ago
so plug in an external Hard Drive. You can get a 1TB hard drive for under $100 bucks. You would have rather they put in a 250 GB hard drive and charged $100 bucks more?
L6RD7BLU3  +   961d ago
I'm fine with digital on my ps3 and vita no complaints here.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   961d ago
Lower prices and give us actual accounts so we don't lose our games when our system dies. I will NEVER download a full game without it being tied to an account. Too risky.

My DS Lite was stolen. I lost that plus the few games that were in the case. I still have 10+ other games that weren't with it. This is where having an account would have been awesome since I wouldn't have lost any games. On the flip side, if all my games were digital I would have lost ALL my games.
CaptainYesterday  +   961d ago
Call me crazy but I can't buy digital games if I can buy the game with a case I will I like having something on my shelf that I can look at.
3-4-5  +   961d ago
Digital is only good if the games are good.

on the 3DS all we get is Gameboy and NES games.

Really ? Even the best ones are Hardly playable by today's standards.

Nintendo ! Do this to make millions :

* Release 50 best rated GBA games

* Release 50 SNES games / all the good rpg's

^ You will make millions

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