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Pre-Downloading to Become Available on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS

Get ready to play your favorite new Wii U and 3DS games right when they come out by pre-downloading them!

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Confirmed by Nintendo today was the soon-to-be-implemented ability for players to pre-download games. The news, delivered by company president Satoru Iwata, was released during the company’s investor talk. It’s apparently all part of a plan to make buying games a bit simpler for gaming audiences.
The first game to feature this function will be none other than the highly-anticipated “Super Smash Bros. For Wii U”. The function will not be available until later for the 3DS.
You can currently buy games from select third-party members as well as Nintendo.com by inputting your Nintendo Network ID and password. By doing so, the game will automatically be added to your system’s queue. Iwata has also confirmed that this function will be applied to Amazon.com before too long.
While Nintendo’s Wii U sales have gone up in Q2, 3DS sales have gone down. The new functionality may give things a boost, however. Time will tell.

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