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Submitted by gamer42 472d ago | news

Nintendo Recommends Buying Digital Version Of Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Mynintendonews:

All Nintendo-published Nintendo 3DS games are available in the Nintendo eShop. This means that Nintendo 3DS users have three options to buy select games. They can purchase a physical copy at retail, a digital copy from the Nintendo eShop, or they can just buy both! If you’re wondering which version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf you should get, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recommends buying the digital version of the game, which launches in the Nintendo eShop at midnight. (3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf)

MontyQ  +   472d ago
that way there is no trade in value and you cant sell it on ebay ect lol
Abriael  +   472d ago
Animal crossing isn't exactly the kind of game you resell (if you have a decent taste in games).
kirbyu  +   471d ago
Unless a new one comes out so the old one seems outdated and lame now.
ShaunCameron  +   471d ago
And since Nintendo is the platform-owner and publisher of AC:NF, virtually all the revenue goes to them. And the can set the price to however they see fit.
Knushwood Butt  +   471d ago
Yeah, plus Nintendo get a higher margin on the digital version.

Nice one Iwata!
kirbyu  +   471d ago
That's why I never buy retail games digitally. That, and I like adding the box to my collection.
evercast  +   471d ago
This is exactly why I am buying the digital copy. I will end up selling it and then regret it later. This keep me from doing so!
beakeroo1  +   471d ago
I have it as my free game from the so many games promo, otherwise I would have bought retail.
Xof  +   471d ago
And if you're 3DS breaks, you'll have to buy the game again. So even more money for Nintendo!
RockmanII7  +   471d ago
I only buy digital if there is a financial incentive to do so. If the retail version was $40 and the eShop version was $35 I think the digital version would get a lot more sales.
Summons75  +   471d ago
"Animal Crossing is a game that I hope people will play throughout the whole year. But we want people to play other games too. So something I would recommend is the digital download version. I think a title like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which you can play throughout the year, is ideally suited to this format."

Honestly I have to agree with them. I hate buying digital games that are in retail but with this I was actually considering getting it digital just so I could play it whenever and not have to constantly switch games out if I want to play something else.

Comes out tomorrow and I still haven't decided....the negative is waiting for the download, which will be long and boring =/
--Onilink--  +   471d ago
True, this type of game, like harvest moon is best when you have it available anytime, and not having to worry about cart swapping. I would like for digital prices to be lower but i guess that wont happen anytime soon
STK026  +   471d ago
Buying it on the eShop tonight, while a lowered price would have been nice, the fact that I don't have to go to a shop at midnight (is there even a midnight launch around my area?) and that I won't have to carry multiple game carts in the future is enough for me.

While I understand why a lot of people like physical media, when it comes to my Vita and my 3DS, I pretty much go digital only; I used to buy physical copies, but carrying game carts grew old, and truth be told, I have barely played Harvest Moon new beginning, Gravity rush, Tales of the abyss and other games simply because I didn't have access to them when I felt like playing them.

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