Games that are available at retail, including New Super Mario Bros. U, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Madden 13, FIFA 13, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and Sing Party, are also downloadable from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. Downloadable and retail titles are the same price, which means most of them are $59.99.
Nintendo has finally delivered and is offering free downloadable demo’s of select WiiWare titles on the Nintendo Wii via the Wii Shop Channel. To gain access to these demos you will need to do the following:
- At the start of this service, all demos are directly available from the main entry point of the Wii Shop Channel, the recommendation page. Alternatively you simply need to visit the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel and select “Search by Genre”.
- Next you choose the “Demo” genre to get a list of all demos currently available. Every demo can be downloaded to your Wii console or to an SD Card free of charge, so feel free to try as many as you like!
- Just pick the title of your choice, select “Download” and you will be playing before you know it!
Shigeru Miyamoto has denounced the value of digital distribution, claiming he feels more comfortable with the prospect of physical media rather than downloadable.
Personally, I’m one of those guys who, even if I have all the songs from iTunes, I want the CD as well. I feel more reassured with that physical media. Entertainment is something that will not just become digital. If I look at Wii MotionPlus, this is something that you’re not doing via digital distribution. The thing for us is we really don’t see the future of video games being merely confined to digital distribution or moving solely or even to a majority of our products being distributed that way.
– Shigeru Miyamoto