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Submitted by ThomasBW84 870d ago | opinion piece

Talking Point: The Emergence of Download-Only Retail Games

The past couple of weeks have brought a notable landmark for the 3DS eShop, even if it hasn't necessarily caused internet-shaking headlines or attracted a great deal of attention. Unchained Blades, an RPG that would typically be found in specialist gaming stores or online retailers, if you're lucky, was released by XSEED Games as a retail title on the 3DS eShop, but not as a physical boxed game. It's a title also available as a download for the Sony PSP, but if you want a boxed copy for either system you'll have to import — and have the correct regional system — the Japanese versions. For the localised Western release, if you're in North America, you can go the download route or miss out.

Nintendo Life looks at the potential future role of download-only retail games on Nintendo systems. (3DS, Code of Princess, Industry, Nintendo, Unchained Blades, Wii U)

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