Wii U To Offer Digital Downloads For New Games
Wii U to get full retail games for download.
In a surprising move, retail games for the Wii U will be available in both physical copies and digital downloads. President Satoru Iwata announced the news today during a Nintendo investor’s conference, saying that this feature will ideally be available at the launch of the Wii U. However, the idea of digitally downloading new games at launch will first be implemented with New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS. Considering that Nintendo has never really taken advantage of online services such as this (aside from the Virtual Console, of course), it’ll be interesting to see how much internal storage the Wii U will have, or if Nintendo will expect consumers to buy SD cards for all of their games. Nevertheless, it’s really cool to see Nintendo embracing the idea of downloading a full game while still allowing us to purchase physical copies, as opposed to all the crazy rumors about Microsoft and Sony consoles going the digital distribution route. How will you be buying your Wii U games: Digital or physical?