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GameStop First Retailer To Offer eShop Titles

By Kevin on Mar 20 2012 07:41 PM
Here's something brand-new and very interesting! Video game and entertainment software retailer GameStop, is now offering Nintendo 3DS eShop content. GameStop is the very first retailer to offer eShop titles via their website. Now, you're not just limited to purchasing eShop titles through your 3DS console. While their online eShop library only offers two titles at the moment, Pushmo and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, this is a huge step in the right direction for Nintendo.

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Pricing is exactly the same as it would be if you purchased directly through the eShop. What an absolutely perfect chance for everyone to make use of all those GameStop gift cards they've been storing in their wallets for years. In fact, I used mine to purchase Pushmo about five minutes before writing this article.

It's uncertain why these two titles were the first ones to be picked for GameStop's online showcase. Pushmo is, by far, one of the most popular 3D software titles in the eShop with an average rating of 5/5 and nearly 10,000 votes. As for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, I'm sure that title was picked because it's a popular Mario title. I'll be keeping a lookout on GameStop's website for more looming eShop titles.

The process is very simple to use. Simply put, just click on whatever title you want, add it to your cart and check out. You can either use a credit card or a gift card. Additionally, you can even use your GameStop PowerUp Rewards card if you have one of those. Once you're all checked out, you'll receive a special download code, as shown in the image below. Don't bother trying to use mine; I already used it.

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I'm excited to see that we're not just limited to purchasing content directly from the eShop. I think, with the added flexibility, there will be a wide variety of purchasing options in the coming days. Thanks, Nintendo for making our lives a bit more easier and fun.


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This is actually pretty cool because now I'm sure that GS will offer some of these titles as rewards that can be redeemed with points you earn through their Power-up program.
I don't have a 3DS but it still is pretty cool. I wonder why they never had this option though for the shop on the DSi and DSi XL from gamestop to begin with.???

View PostBuffinator, on 20 March 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

I wonder why they never had this option though for the shop on the DSi and DSi XL from gamestop to begin with.???

That's actually a good question. Since they just started this, they'll probably incorporate the DSiWare into it at some point. That would definitely be a good thing.
Alright! GameStop is now offering 3D Classics: Kid Icarus to anyone interested, not just those who pre-ordered Kid Icarus: Uprising! The price for download is $5.99 plus tax.

GameStop now offers a total of three "DLC" titles; Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, PushMo, and now 3D Classics: Kid Icarus.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Don't bother trying to use my Redeem Download Code; I've already downloaded the game and I'm playing it as we speak. :)

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So much for 3DS DLC via the GameStop website. You can read my mini rant on my Google Plus page.
This is a great service that Gamestop is offering. I imagine this must have done pretty well for Nintendo to use this idea for the full retail digital copies they are tolling out with (when New Super Mario Bros 2 releases).

View Postaquizero, on 18 May 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:

This is a great service that Gamestop is offering.

...was offering.