ALL 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.

Posted on 23-07-2012 by Dennis


  • Since the difference is barely noticeable and you can't share a digital copy nor can you recover it if your 3DS is broken, it's not much incentive for getting a digital copy, consider additional cost of bigger memory card. Japan's download copy of Mario gets you a free download of Donkey Kong and US's download gets you 50 extra coins for Club Nintendo. I don't know if it's enough.

    LeSomeGuy, 23-07-2012 at 22:45
  • After looking at Iwata Ask, I really want this game.

    LeSomeGuy, 25-07-2012 at 14:48

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