With many Wii U launch games available day 1 on the eShop, you don’t always have to buy your games in stores.
i have no idea why theres no discount on these
It should have a discount as you take not only the middleman but also the costs of the disc, packaging, and distribution out of the equation. No game manual helps as well, but I guess none of the Wii U games will come with them anyways, but still a decrease overall when compared to the standard. They could take off 10 bucks and probably make more from it than they would from the same game sold as Best Buy. Maybe 15-20 off to be equal. A guess, sure, but retailers don't sell them for free and the distribution, packaging, and storage medium costs money. Whereas bandwidth is very cheap for 6 gb's or so. Though in fairness deluxe subscribers for the next year (can't remember exactly when it ends) will get a $5 dollar coupon or something for every $50 they spend. So I guess that's a discount on a future purchase sort of thing. If Nintendo really wanted to up the digital download game they'd have some sales a la Steam. Even if they didn't quite do that, but halfway, it would be much better than any of their competitors offered. Even if they offered the downloaded games for $55 instead of $60, it would give Nintendo a pretty significant advantage, especially considering over the 360, it's hard to sell full games to those who don't have a 250gb or larger hard drive, which is a pretty small number overall. But the Wii U owners can have 2tb hard drives (and realistically probably 750gb-2tb's) unless they use an old one laying around. I got a 2tb drive hooked up to it. I'm perfectly ready for digital downloads of Nintendo games for the life of the cycle. Besides the whole 'credit card' over the internet gripe is a bit asinine. No, not on the store your credit card information front. But they generally give you an OPTION of saving the card info for future use. If you don't select that, you're not going to get your credit card info stolen. I hate to break it to people, but your card info can be stolen anywhere you use it. It doesn't happen very often, but it happens. It seems that restaurants tend to be worst since you usually allow your card out of your sight while they ring it up...and are away from you where they can take down the info. So people should be wary but smart enough to know when your card info is safe and when it is open to be stolen. You can use your info safely online and when offline your info can still easily be stolen.
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