Older 3DS games getting E-Shop releases.

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by heartgold, Oct 3, 2012.

Oct 3, 2012
  1. heartgold
    OP

    Member heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,276
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]




    A mini Nintendo direct has showed us the following 3DS games getting digital releases from November 1st in Japan.

    Super Mario 3D Land – 4,800 yen
    Mario Kart 7 – 4,800 yen
    Star Fox 64 3D – 4,800 yen
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 4,800 yen
    PilotWings Resort – 4,800 yen
    Mario Tennis Open Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – 4,800 yen
    The 3D Encyclopedia of Flora an Fauna – 3,800 yen



    I'm buying 3D Land again when it hits the EU. :P
    Lock if old, I didn't see another topic like this.
     


  2. RupeeClock

    Member RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,308
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    They're not seriously selling PilotWings Resort for the same price as Mario Kart 7, Ocarina of Time 3D or Super Mario Land 3D?
    It's a good game, but it's a launch title that you can find for way cheaper in stores now.
     
  3. dragonmaster

    Member dragonmaster THE WALKER

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2005
    Messages:
    489
    Country:
    Greece
    and i thought that cost of digital releases was going to be lower at least 25%of retail, shame to ninty for greedy attitude...
    and at least they must release some japan games to europe-usa they released some great rpg over japan but they dont bother to translate it for europe-usa
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. lokomelo

    Member lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    964
    Location:
    São Paulo
    Country:
    Brazil
    A retail game here is between R$ 119.99 and R$ 179.99. A retail game on US eShop is around R$ 80.00 ($ 39.99). I'll sell my carts and buy it on eShop :D
     
    5 people like this.
  5. nathancnc

    Member nathancnc GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Country:
    United States
    I want my mario land 3d!!!
     
  6. heartgold
    OP

    Member heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,276
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It's ridiculous. I brought NSMB2 in the E-shop for £39.99, i felt it should at least be £34.99 if Nintendo really want to get competitive. Works out best for the consumer and Nintendo who are looking to push their e-shop. Most of those games above will be £39.99. :/
     
  7. shakirmoledina

    Member shakirmoledina Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    Dar es Salaam
    Country:
    Tanzania
    according to google powersearching method, thats $61. too much man, they should make it 30 or less for an older title.
     
  8. indask8

    Member indask8 New Member Forever

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    987
    Location:
    Look at the Flag...
    Country:
    France
    If at least they could patch it to add some free content (or more likely paid, this is Nintendo), they have a patch.system, and they don't use it.... :(

    At this price, this is daylight robbery.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. pwsincd

    Member pwsincd Garage Flower

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,975
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    4800 yen approx £38 - daylight robbery . most of those you can get for £25 off of amazon with free delivery
     
    2 people like this.
  10. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,284
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I got it from someone from gumtree for £3 :P

    *it = pilotwings
     
  11. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,919
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    And even than it still wasn't worth it.
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. RupeeClock

    Member RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,308
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Actually I got a good 30 hours of fun out of Pilotwings going for perfect scores on all the courses.
    It was a lot of fun, it's just not worthy of a full price title.
     
  13. ShadowSoldier

    Member ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    9,383
    Country:
    Canada
    I think you guys are missing the bigger picture here:

    How the fuck is an Encyclopedia considered a "game" ?
     
    1 person likes this.
  14. chris888222

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    This is wonderful, much better than spending $85 on an import.
     
  15. soulx

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada
    I'm glad that Nintendo is focusing on digital distribution but the prices are all wrong. I'm not going to pay full retail price for these games just to get it on the eShop.
     
    2 people like this.
  16. Qtis

    Member Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,762
    Location:
    The Forge
    Country:
    Antarctica
    Prices would be ok at launch, otherwise a waste of bit space. As long as there is no resale value for the games (ie. no possibility of transferring to another person/console as a single title), this digital model isn't really that good for most people. Console games I could understand, handheld games have a bit bigger resale rate IIRC. If they'd just hit all the titles in the eShop at the same time, I'd imagine this could lead to bigger sales.


    p.s. Is it possible to have the same account on multiple 3DS consoles? I doubt having the games on both consoles isn't possible if the previous thing is possible..
     
  17. Maikel Steneker

    Member Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,396
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I think it's actually possible to transfer individual eShop purchases to other 3DS consoles, but don't quote me on that.

    I agree the prices seem a bit high, but consider two things: first of all, Nintendo software rarely decrease in price. Secondly, prices in Japan are much higher. I expect the prices in eShop will be about as high as in stores. If you think that's too expensive, simply don't buy them. But the reason they are this high is most likely to keep retailers happy.
     
  18. Qtis

    Member Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,762
    Location:
    The Forge
    Country:
    Antarctica
    Well yeah, the pricing will hopefully become something lower with (at least) third party software. Biggest problem regarding new games is that buying them from Amazon/TheHut/whatever from the UK is automatically about 25% lower than at home. It'll just be the same from the eShop if the prices keep at those levels when the games arrive in the EU eShops.. A pity actually.
     
  19. MegaBassBX

    Member MegaBassBX The Noble Sate User

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Messages:
    330
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi
    Country:
    United Arab Emirates
    I never knew that I can buy 3DS games on the eShop !! so how can I do it ?
     
  20. Gahars

    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10,254
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Country:
    United States
    Nintendo and Digital Distribution: One step forward, two steps backward.
     
    4 people like this.

Share This Page