Cindy Gordon, the vice-president of corporate affairs at Nintendo of America, was interviewed by GeekMom during last week’s E3. During the interview, Gordon reconfirmed that every Wii U and Nintendo 3DS packaged game will be available as a downloadable title from the Nintendo eShop.
GeekMom asked whether Wii U users can play their downloaded games on someone else’s Wii U and Gordon replied by saying, “You’ll have an account system so you’ll be able to access your account anywhere.” Does this mean we’ll be able to play all of our downloaded games on anyone’s Wii U console?
GeekMom: Can you download a game right away when you see it on your Miiverse? Will you still have physical games too then?
Cindy Gordon: Yes. What we said is that every game for the Wii U, and this is true for the Nintendo 3DS too, will be available in both packaged as well as digital. It’s really about choice. What I remember as a parent, I prefer the download because I won’t lose the disk. But some people thrive on [having the physical game], to each his own.
GeekMom: Is there a way you can play your games on another Nintendo, for example if I go to my parents’ house and want to play on their console?
Cindy Gordon: You’ll have an account system so you’ll be able to access your account anywhere.