Starting this week, Japanese retailers will be selling download cards for two Nintendo 3DS games, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Demon Training, which will be released in Japan on July 28th. The cards reveal the download sizes of both titles. New Super Mario Bros. 2 needs 2,950 blocks, which is equivalent to 370 MB, and Demon Training requires 1,600 blocks (200 MB).

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  1. Buying online and not getting some Nintendium? No thanks. After I’ve played the games I can melt them down and make myself an armour out of Nintendium then I can take over the world because I am indestructible!

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  2. I thought it was going to be like 1 or 2gb but thats good it doesn’t take that much memory but i’m still getting the physical copy.

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  3. Actually, if Nintendo allows us to download games multiple times after buying them, it’s stupid to buy the physical copy. If you lose the physical copy, you have to rebuy the whole game. If you lose the SD card with the game saved on it, all you have to do is buy a new SD card. A 16 gigabyte card is about as much as a 3DS game and can hold ~44 copies of NSMB2.

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  4. Im on a troll! I’m on a troll! Everybody look at me cause I’m shouting at a troll! Yeah! I’m on a motherfucker take a look at me!!!

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  5. There is really no benefit to buying games digitally. I don’t understand this newest craze…
    I’ll probably pick this game up physically, though. First 3DS game I’ve been excited for since MK7. :D

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    • It is better for Nintendo as they don’t have to spend resources on boxing, transport, etc. Also, if a retailer sell the game for $40 some of that goes to the retailer, so if nintendo sells it for the same price they have all the profit.
      To me is very good because I don’t live in the US and games here cost around $75 ~ $80 so if I download it it will be only $40

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    • well from my viewpoint i use to live on a place that stores are like 5 miles away and u have to take the car keep in mind this is when i was a kid and even if U go to a store or retail its not even there, now this live close to a retail that is 5 blocks away not a problem for mii, but if i would be living away at least my 3ds can accepted credit cards.

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  6. I’m from Turkey, and the stores doesn’t have that much 3DS games here… Am I able to download the games from the turkish eShop? (Yes, we do have one, but there isn’t that much to download.)

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  7. 370mb? Idk, kinda skepticle now because they didnt use the full 2gb of data available on the game cart. Although it could mean that they are just that good of a developer to fix a great retail game into 370mb of space just like what Bethesda did with Skyrim. We’ll see…

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  8. hmm Nintendo is making something new including a controller in every generation but sony remeins with their old controller wich i am bored with that.SEE @JustAnAnnon? Nintendo is great and if you dont like nintendo then go and troll somewhere else!!!

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  9. I’ll never buy digital. It’s like owning air. It’s nothing. It has no value by itself. And if you break your system, or it stops operating, it’s lost forever. Physical copies are much safer and last longer. Plus they can be sold later for some nice cash if you finish the game.
    Digital is just a sales tactic. But because people are too lazy to go to a store, the tactic is working.

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    • A few things:
      #1 You can store the digital copy on an SD card, and it then becomes literally the same thing as having the physical copy, just with different packaging.
      #2 The Wii U and 3DS are said to use the same account system in the future, and what this means is that it will likely be possible to have a record of all of your purchases kept online somewhere, tied to your account, so that if you ever lose a system, all you need is your account information and you’ll be able to download everything you lost on the old system into your new one.
      #3 You’ve got a point on the resale value, but that doesn’t affect its value as a game in any other aspect. It’s not just air, it’s the same data for the same game in the official cartridge. You’re not getting a downgraded version of the software.
      #4 Don’t count out the convenience aspect of not having to leave home to get a game.
      Do you know how many people don’t live near a game store? Or who live so far away from most of them that gas prices would probably kill their monthly funds just trying to get to each store whenever a new game comes out that they want?
      For those people, who live with internet but not near to a store, having the option of digital downloading is a blessing. It’s faster than ordering a physical copy of the game online, too. No need to wait for snail mail to get it to you.

      In short, Digital isn’t a bad thing.
      IT SHOULD NEVER REPLACE PHYSICAL COPIES OR STORES THAT SELL GAMES, but it isn’t a bad thing to have alongside them.

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      • #1 you can store your digital copy but it will only work on your 3DS, buy a new 3DS and you can;t use it. a hard copy works on any 3DS

        #2 as of now it’s not valid at this point.

        #3 clearly the hard copy has more value as i can resell my copy for cash while you cannot do the same with digital copy unless you also sell the 3DS with it.

        #4 i buy most hard copies conveniently online, and if I don’t want to wait I’ll just drive to the store, no big deal

        Hard copies have more value!

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  10. I finally decided to create a nickname distinguishing myself from all the other anonymous and some kid decided to steal it. Anyways I’ve always liked digital softwares and this is a welcome feature to the 3DS.

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  11. Wtf LMFAO wow ya need to calm down lol flame war in here. Btw how is zelda not as monotonus as cod when the repaste ocarina which was a repaste of link to the past? Anyhows im downloading this game for free :)

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    • Zelda is a padephiles wet dream

      He is a mute little boy.

      He wears womens tights.

      He wears a green dress.

      If you are over 20 years-old and like Zelda, then you are a sick twisted pervert.

      Gay Nintendo perverted fags make me sick.

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      • Graphic whores like you make me sick. U mad because you have no gameplay experience on any Zelda titles. Have fun playing Wonderbook since it’s more your style playing it… you fucking tinkerbell!

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  12. Sales mean nothing of value because ppl buy thing for x reasons sometimes having nothing to do with gameplay. For example The beatles became 1 sellers not soley on their music but because ppl bought to decipher puals death clues=conspiracy sales #1factor

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    • More people bought the music because they liked it than to decipher anything, so your theory falls flat.
      Sales mean something substantial whether you like it or not, especially when it comes to a console.
      Games, however, are a different matter.
      A lot of great games don’t get the exposure they deserve, or are released too close to something else that sucks away all the attention from the audience so that the other game doesn’t get the sales it likely deserves.
      That doesn’t happen with consoles, though.
      All of them are advertised out the wazoo and if they are bought, it’s because people know about them and want them.
      The Wii and 3DS are dominating sales in their respective fields for a reason; no matter how much haters dislike it, people want to own and play on those systems, and they want to do it for a competitive price.
      It doesn’t hurt that a lot of people like the interfaces each system uses, too.

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  13. U do not know what ur saying . Does cod av a unique story line. No. New game play elements and controls. No. Various weapons and content. No(just guns)

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  14. @eric sellers wtf? Its not a theory. You can utube beatles managed rise to fame. Yes they were good but after some guy called the radio station about puals death clues ppl bought like crazy sergent pepper and abbey road=1 cuz they had the major clues

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    • It still falls flat because it’s a bad comparison, though.
      There aren’t any fan-pulling theories surrounding Nintendo’s consoles to “fool” people into buying them after they have been out for this long.
      They have their sales for a legitimate reason.
      You would have to be a HUGE Nintendo hater to not acknowledge that.

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      • And, also, someone who hates the music, would not care about deciphering anything, so those who bought it could at least tolerate/enjoy what they were listening to, as far as the beetles thing goes.

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  15. @eric also theyre sales had rise in spikes because of christain propaganda and the backmasking theory. People bought like crazy trying to find backward messages..majority xians ironically.

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  16. @eric Heck even gizmodo polls showed that the vast majority of users who bought the wii abondon it to collect dust. Also the wii was the cheapest netflix player around hmm. It had shovelware glory. On the plus side it was easy to mod ala psp

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    • Gizmodo polls don’t mean anything.
      When the system is bought, it’s because people want it at the time.
      Take my case, for example; my PS3 is sitting on the floor collecting dust.
      I know at least two dozen others who are in the same situation with their PS3’s.
      That’s not counting all of the many hundreds online I’ve met who are the same way with their PS3, for one reason or another.
      Does that mean the system is useless? Does that mean they don’t want it and that it was a bad purchase?
      No, it doesn’t.
      It just means that they’re tired of the games they have on it and are waiting for something new before picking it up again.
      If they didn’t want it, it would be back at gamestop in the used isle, or online, or in a dump somewhere.
      I guarantee you that, in the case of any of the current systems, whether it be PS3, Wii, 360, 3DS or Vita, there are far more systems still in houses, still being used or waiting to be used, than there are resales.
      The numbers aren’t lying. Systems sell well for a reason; it’s because they appeal to the consumer.

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  17. Hey eric id say queen is more talented because their sales were pure talent not from gimmicks well maybe freedys gay.aids and death boost sales?

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    • I wouldn’t know, since I don’t follow music, but whether the sales come from gimmicks or from catering to a certain type of consumer, the result is still the same; people buy what they WANT.

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  18. Eric how can you not follow music? You must have a favorite band from thousands of genera including video game music. Heck my favorite game musics include contra,megaman,mario 64 dock bay,mario galaxy garden,ff x intro, simple and clean to name a few

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    • Oh, i love video game music! I was just talking about mainstream bands and specific artists that aren’t usually directly involved in music made exclusively for video games.
      I don’t remember musician’s names, but I remember their music.
      Xenoblade has my attention right now for one song in particular.
      Look up the Gaur Plains music on youtube.

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      • To be honest, im like that now xD i still like bands ect but i mainly listen to VGM, and stuff like Two Steps From Hell, and Anime music haha (check out Mirai Nikki’s opening and ending theme, pure awesome)

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        • Mirai Nikki was a fucking awesome anime and the first theme was brilliant. I love listening to japenese music, its so beautiful and well composed. My dad makes anime music CDs all the time. I listen to japenese music more then I do American at times

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