Nintendo's 3DS digital downloads off to sluggish start in Japan

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Nintendo's 3DS digital downloads off to sluggish start in Japan
Part of Nintendo's vision for the 3DS is the digital distribution of first party titles from day one, but the programme seems to have got off to something of a sluggish start with only 5% of all New Super Mario Bros. 2 purchases in Japan made digitally.
Released on July 28th in Japan, New Super Mario Bros. 2 has been enjoying rave reviews with Japanese gaming bible Famitsu awarding it 36 out of 40. Sales have also been spectacular, but with only 5% of them coming digitally, Nintendo must be feeling a little disappointed. Not so says Ninty president Satoru Iwata:

"This initial offering going forward, we've gotten a good reaction going," he revealed.

In slightly better news for the Big N, Brain Age sequel Demon Training was also released digitally alongside retail and 20% of its sales came from downloads.


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