One Small Step For Man: Nintendo To Offer Downloadable Wii U Content

Nintendo! It’s great to have you here with us in fabulous 2012, where the internet is generally recognized as really, really convenient. Yes, Nintendo is planning to release Wii U games and new 3DS games as both hard copies in the usual retail locations and as downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop.

Or at least, “the majority” of them. (Cue suspicion?)

Downloaded The Legend of Zelda: Four Twilight Skyward Swords for Wii U the instant it released? Want to show it off to (and rub it in the face of) little cousin Johnny who won’t get his copy until Christmas morning? Too bad, says Nintendo.

The downloadable games will use the same 16-digit codes as the 3DS games already available for download at the eShop. And like the 3DS downloadable content, they will unfortunately only be playable on one gaming system. So no sharing among friends and family, unless everybody’s willing to come to your house. Better start vacuuming out the couch.

Source: Joystiq

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