Downloadable titles less than 10% cheaper
Nintendo is looking for digital distribution of its titles, or so we learned in the recent past. The Japanese Seven-Eleven shops have in turn laid out the price tags for both downloadable and boxed versions of 3DS games.
The Japanese Seven-Eleven stores have revealed the pricetags for the downloadable and boxed versions of both New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Tohoku Daigaku Karei Igaku Kenkyuusho ("Demon Training") for Nintendo 3DS.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be available in its regular form (cartridge-based) for a regular price of Yen 4.800. A card holding a redeemcode to download the same game from the eShop will only cost you Yen 4.480, a difference of a mere 6.67% compared to the regular price.
For Demon Training, the difference is similar: Yen 3.800 for the boxed version, while the redeemcode will cost you Yen 3.580 (-5.79%).
For now, it remains unknown whether other retailers will follow the Seven-Eleven example, or allow collectors to rethink whether they really want that box and booklet by increasing the pricing difference significantly.