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Nintendo Announces New Platform For DLC


Nintendo has recently released details of a more user friendly and convenient mechanic for selling downloadable versions of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games across UK, Ireland and Germany with the goal to release across Europe in the near future.
While for some time, you have been able to walk into your high street gaming store and buy download cards, this will dramatically expand the remit of this in-store service by offering this more convenient method of getting buying downloadable content when you are away from your machine.
This new platform will give retailers across Europe the opportunity to see a range of digital codes through a tablet based solution. As a result, customers will be able to visit stores that are participating in this, to purchase redemption codes for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software. In store, once 630xa customer has chosen a game to purchase, the retailer will be able to use the tablet based service to issue a unique code that will allow the customer to download the specific content to their device.
Currently this new platform is available in LEGOLAND Germany and was released last week into the Reading branch of Smyths in the UK
While it’s not all that different to the current system, it will allow buyers to make more precise selections and will also remove the issue of using physical download cards — which, once purchased, have to be replenished.
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