Man, Nintendo's Wii U event is almost here. So many questions to have answered! The excitement is killing me! Let's just get this damn Wednesday out of the way so the real fun can begin! See you in a few, short hours!
There was a time when Nintendo didn't really seem to get the online world when it came to gaming. Nintendo always marches to the beat of their own drum, sometimes a few steps behind other companies in certain areas. While that might not sound like the greatest trait of the company, I think it lends to their charm. They get things oh-so right and oh-so wrong, but they always do them their own way.
That legacy is continuing on with the Wii U and 3DS. These two systems are finally showing that Nintendo understands online, especially when it comes to shops. The 3DS eShop is leaps and bounds above what Nintendo did on Wii and DSi. The Wii U will hopefully continue this trend. Nintendo is taking online distribution seriously, all while keeping with their unique style.
One of the big pushes Nintendo has with online shops comes from their retail/digital push. Nintendo has started distributing their first party 3DS titles on the eShop. You can pick whether you want to go retail or download Nintendo's next, big titles. The same is going to happen with the Wii U, with both platforms eventually expanding to third party retail titles as well.
With Nintendo embracing this strategy, I thought I'd ask which approach you like to take. Did you get NSMB2 at retail or through the eShop? Are you going to stay retail as long as possible, or are you looking to go the digital route from here on out? Does the title itself have anything to do with your decision? Hit us up in the comments and let us know!