New Super Mario Bros. 2’s Japanese launch had a few online hiccups
You may not know this but New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the new full 3DS game download system launched in Japan earlier today. How did this monumental event bode for Nintendo? The answer to that question is actually rather interesting.
Nintendo has gone on record saying that the new online features hit a bit of a rough patch in the form of some technical issues (as to what these problems were, Nintendo didn’t specify), which had to be bothersome to both Nintendo and the players but they’ve all been resolved. Now Japanese gamers can play the download version of NSMB2 and enjoy its online features hassle free.
Why would I report this if the problems were fixed so quickly? Well, considering the game will be launching internationally in just a few short weeks, I was wondering if the news of these technical issues surrounding the Japanese launch would change your opinion about getting the digital copy over the cartridge?
I’m still going with the physical copy myself (although the bonus coins are kind of tempting), as I would rather save up the memory space for other games such as Shantae: Risky’s Revenge or Wario Land. I’m also thinking most people who were going to download the digital copy will still do so, given how quickly Nintendo managed to fix the problem.
But enough about what I think. What do you think g1s? Are you going to download the game? Or are you going to pick it up at retail?
wait, what is this 100 extra nintendo coins if you download it
hmm...I believe he lives in Greece. I don't know how I know. I must be psyc....HE WROTE IT ON HIS POST!!!! xD
Neither, im not buying this game. even if i owned a 3ds, i would not pick this up. I am waiting for nintendo to stop milking this same damn engine and just make a new mario game. But let's pretend I was stupid enough to buy this game, i'd still go physical.
Yeah, I'll download it - sure, I can't resell it, but it frees up the cartridge slot for another game, and bonus coins on Club Nintendo are nice!
Anytime I can get a digital copy of a game (special/limited editions excluded) I do. The only possible issue I foresee with the 3DS is filling up the 32GB card. I'm not worried as far as virtual console or 3DSware games are concerned, but how many GBs is New Super Mario Bros. 2?
Still going retail, I just prefer hard copies (you can resell them that way :D).
I'll buy a physical copy. I would only buy it digitally if I had a big hard drive and the game was quite a bit cheaper.
If companies want to get serious about digital delivery, they need to follow the PC. Large, inexpensive hard drives and a discounted launch price for games. Then customers have no reason not to do it.
Want to say I'll go out and buy it, but the odds are I'll be lazy, not go into my shitty town center and download it digitally... it's just convenience I guess.
Its hard to line up downloaded games on the shelf. Nuff said.
Going with retail, I just like seeing it in my ever-growing stack of 3DS games!
When given a choice between physical and digital, I always got physical. Something about actually having the game that makes it seem worth more to me.
was planning on getting a physical copy, its what ive been doing for years now. but the 100 nintendo coin thing converted me to digital.
where do u live they have some in canada
agreed. this year was pethetic, last years pins werent great either.
I got a 32gb sd card for $30 id rather have my games with me at all times without a second case and NSMB2 is not a game ill ever trade in.
Physical copy. Even if I wanted the downloadable version (which I don't) I just can't. Why hasn't Nintendo released cards for their eshop? Kinda like with the Wii and DSi shops? I don't have a credit card! I've heard that they exist but not here in Greece. What up with that?
Honestly the extra coins are very tempting, but considering how much the Platinum rewards suck so much here in North America I don't think I'm gonna even bother to try again this year.
Besides what if you wanna swap games with a friend for a few weeks? Can't do that with a digital copy.
I'll stick with the physical copy.
I get a discount on my games so ... cheaper !
I will also get the physical version. There's just something about looking at your game collection on your shelves rather than having a game library on ex. Xbox Live Arcade.
I prefer retail, and there is no word on whether or not we'll get extra stars for Club Nintendo Australia/New Zealand, so I don't really care about the digital version (and considering how they can't just put us with the rest of Club Nintendo, and the shit we're stuck with (they only have phone and snail mail support - no emails! Damn Australians) for prizes, I doubt we'd get any bonuses anyway).
This news doesn't change my mind though, since I wasn't going to buy it anyway. I'm getting sick of new Mario games all the time. Mario is fun. Mario #502 is not. I'm not even surprised Nintendo had technical problems, though. It happens to everyone, but when you're as backwards with technology as Nintendo is with online functionality, I'm not even surprised when shit goes down.