*NSMB2 costs more on eShop than retail in UK
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

NSMB2 costs more on eShop than retail in UK

9:00 AM on 08.13.2012  ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

As if determined to prove that it can't make digital distribution work, Nintendo has decided to make its eShop purchases less attractive than ever by charging more for the downloadable version of New Super Mario Bros. 2 than it'd cost at retail. Looks like Nintendo's the one out to get a million coins, right guys?

In the United Kingdom, retailers like GAME will sell NSMB2 for £29.99. Meanwhile, those directly supporting Nintendo will pay a premium for the honor of doing so, stumping up £39.99. Other games also cost more than they will at retail, with New Art Academy costing £5 more on the eShop, and Freakyforms Deluxe charging an extra £10. 

It's honestly just pathetic at this stage. Publishers are so desperate to move away from those evil retailers who sell used games, yet they don't have the balls to ever piss them off, so they put their digital stores in positions where they can be constantly undercut. How, exactly, do platform holders like Nintendo think this is going to work? 

Right now, only an idiot would buy a download alternative of a console game at launch. That's not exactly making digital distribution attractive.

Digital New Super Mario Bros. 2 is £10 more expensive than retail version [CVG]

\ We've blogged about this before: read (11) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#3DS #eShop #Mario #Money #Nintendo #Platform games #Seriously? #United Kingdom #Utterly pathetic
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

Rak Wrekraiser
Rak Wrekraiser


Since 5:18 AM on 02.28.2016

Rad Party God
Rad Party God


Since 5:48 PM on 02.19.2013

User Avatar
Steffaryon


Since 9:38 AM on 02.29.2016

Donoho
Donoho


Since 11:35 PM on 12.04.2006

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!