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Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Apr 27, 2012

Wii U Will See Downloadable Versions Of All New Games

It’s interesting to see how console gaming has changed over the years. Higher resolutions, motion controls, online play, and more recently, downloadable titles. For the past few years we’ve been able to download games to our consoles, mostly smaller ones, and play them without the need for a physical disc. However, for most AAA titles, this hasn’t been possible. That’s looking to change with the next generation, starting with Nintendo.

Nintendo has confirmed that both the 3DS and Wii U will both be able to download full, AAA titles. Now you won’t just be going to the eShop and purchasing the games. Rather, you’ll walk into Best Buy, Walmart, or wherever you’d normally get games, and buy a code. You’ll then use the code and download your game. Sounds a bit roundabout and annoying, if you ask me. I’d rather just buy and download it in the same place. At least you should be able to buy them from retailers online and get the codes instantly.

Now if you’re worried about needing an internet connection just to game, you’ll be happy to know that the company will be offering both physical and download copies whenever a new title is launched. This way you can buy whichever one you prefer. Just be aware that you’ll need extra storage space for downloads, and you can’t trade in a game if you don’t have a physical copy.

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