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Nintendo are holding an investor’s meeting right at this moment after revealing the sales from their fiscal result yesterday and the Wii U has come out as a major talking point. Nintendo has reconfirmed the upcoming console is set to release in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia by the end of this year and have stated that more details will be unveiled at E3.

Although this could mean that the release dates for the console will be revealed at E3, Nintendo have openly told the investors present that pricing information will not be revealed until a later date. Read on for a lot more information regarding the investor’s meeting.

The lack of  Wii U pricing details at E3 is not the only interesting information coming out of the investor’s meeting. Nintendo has also announced that it will start selling games digitally alongside the standard physical copies we have been used to buying for a long period of time. By using an SD card you will soon be able to download full length games, including New Super Mario Bros. 2, onto your 3DS. This will also be available on the Wii U when it is released later in the year. Nintendo made no comment on the pricing of digital copies against the retail ones as it has said it will be up to the retailers to decide the prices of digital copy games.

Nintendo are also not impressed with the 3DS’ post-Christmas sales around the world except for in Japan and have said that the next Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS will play a key role in the US and will have lasting demand.

What do you think of Nintendo’s decision to not announce the Wii U’s price at E3 in June? Do you like the idea of digital downloading for full length games? Write your opinions in our comments section below!

Source: NintendoEverything

  • lizzy

    If I have to pay the same amount, I would rather buy the game at a store, unless there was the option of both. You would have to have a good wifi connection, and wait for forever to play the game. Yes, you have to wait with a physical copy but i love the excitement of bring a game home and reading the manual while I wait to play. When I buy games on steam its an annoyance rather than excitement.

  • http://nintendoglobe.com/ Timothy88

    Yeah I love having that hard copy game in my hand and I love the excitement of going to the shop and buying my game, bringing it home, putting it in my console, and start playing. The nostalgia is amazing!

    Reading a manual is also what i enjoy about the hard copy especially reading the story of the game inside :D

    • ralphpotato

      For me, I'm a collector. I love having the hard copy to be able to both play it and add it to my slowly growing collection.

      And I love reading manuals. I've been trying to buy older games (NES and SNES particularly) so I can read the manuals hard copy.

  • RPH1

    If I don't get a phycical instruction book for Fluidity or World of Goo, that's fine. For Zelda, Metroid, and Mario games I want the box and book. I still have the box for Zelda 1. I even like the smell of the manuals.

    • Banooru

      I just pictured a nose running along the binding of a Zelda manual.

      I know what you mean. Holding the game and manual in your hand right before playing a game for the first time is the best.

  • Daqqw

    As long as Nintendo keeps on making Mario, Zelda and all other good games then I will still like their hardware. The Wii U is Awesome!!!!

    • Zelda&Mario Fan_3607

      you just said 2 words that made me strongly agree with you. Mario and Zelda.

  • Daqqw

    The N64 is my favorite console with Ocarina Of Time.

    • Zack

      What about Majora's Mask? Super Smash Bros? Super Mario 64? Paper Mario? Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie? There are a countless amount of gems on the N64.

    • Banooru

      Ocarina is a great game!

      I would have to say I love the memories of blowing dust out of the Super Nintendo cartridges and the game slot more; even though I continued this ritual with the N64, I just don't think there was enough room for dust to get trapped and have the same magnificent effect.

      Kind of disappoints me that children these days won't have the same experience.

      Sad face.

      Oh well. Digital download sounds like a cool OPTION for the Wii U (Emphasize OPTION).

  • LegendofMerah

    If I have the option, I will always buy the hard copy. Pre ordering games is the best; it's so exciting to go pick it up at the store, and when it's a major game being released, you get to see all the other people who are excited to buy the game too. It will always be fun, and it's sad that some people will replace that experience with downloading from the convenience of their home. It's just not the same.

  • RedBearLuX

    I find it interesting that they mentioned Smah Bros when talking about recent sales figures. Surely Smash Bros is such a distance away that it has no real connection to sales of last year… I understand if they were saying 'Oh sales will pick up a lot this year because of Smash Bros.' But to say 'Sales will pick up with the release of Smash Bros, in the next 3 to 5 years.' Just doesn't seem relevant. :/

  • sidandabby2

    how do you know their not already developing the smash bros games

  • Angel

    i'm not a fan of Mario, i never really have been except for the 2D versions, but i love super smash bros. that game is fun. But i can't WAIT to see what new LoZ game is going to be released on the Wii U, I have almost every Zelda game. I plan on expanding my collection with every new one that comes out x