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Nintendo eShop: Digital Convenience
By aquizero on Apr 19 2013 06:24 AM
Because purchasing a game has never been easier.
Did you happen to see the most recent Nintendo 3DS Direct? If so, then you are aware that the Wii U Spring System Update will be available for download next week. With this update, Wii U owners will be receiving a few more goodies than just an Operating System speed boost. I would like to explore one of the new additional features: the ability to download and install software when the system is in standby mode. I would like to see this feature expanded upon. Hopefully, after reading this article you will be on board.
From what I recall, Nintendo have been pushing for their viewers to access the eShop after the each Nintendo Direct broadcast. It may be because there's a fresh game trailer, a hot demo, or even a hot game release. In reality, they are trying to push their sales numbers for digital downloads. Their hope is that once a consumer accesses the eShop, they will either react with an impulse to make a new purchase, or discover content that appeals to their taste.
By now you know that Nintendo is working toward making Miiverse accessible via Internet browser, and eventually even as a mobile app. But what about the Nintendo eShop? If you own a PlayStation 3, you may be aware that their â€œStoreâ€ is now accessible online, where you can sign in and purchase content. If Nintendo were to follow suit, consumers could potentially purchase and download a new game or demo on the go. That software would be downloaded and installed on the consumer's Wii U before even arriving back home. How much more convenient can you get? To take this idea a step further, Nintendo could rely on Miiverse to drive digital download sales. Links to the eShop are already used in Miiverse, so this would just capitalize on that concept.
The hype that a new game release brings is momentous. The worst thing a consumer wants to do is wait for a game to download and install on their device. Nintendo would be wise to take advantage of the pick-up-and-play ideal. I know this may seem like a fantasy at the moment, but I find it completely possible.
Would you like to be able to access the Nintendo eShop on the fly? Would this convenience aid you in your decision to purchase games digitally? Sound off below!
About the Author
Benjamin is a true gaymer. For nearly a decade, his interest in Nintendo has grown exponentially! He's not extremely skilled at any particular genre of games, but mostly enjoys RPG, strategy, and fighting games. His true obsession within the Nintendo universe is Pokémon, followed closely by Zelda. Ever since he watched the first episode of Pokémon, he's been hooked. To this day, he plays the main-series Pokémon games and watches the anime religiously. He's as close as it comes to being a Pokémon Master. His true passion for Nintendo makes him excited to write new topics for you!
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