Nintendo of Europe has given consumers a new and more convenient opportunity to purchase downloadable versions of Wii U and 3DS games at retail stores. Across the UK, Ireland and Germany, Nintendo has developed a distribution platform to revitalize game sales at retail outlets, which will allow consumers to purchase digital games via a tablet-based system. It’s similar to the DLCSoft digital distribution system established earlier this year for independent game retailers.
The new system will give consumers ease of access to a vast number of Wii U and 3DS games, some of which may not be on display in retail stores, such as download-only titles and add-on content for retail games. Consumers will be issued with a print-out code, which can then be redeemed on a Wii U or 3DS device from the Nintendo eShop.
According to the press release, the new system is already in place at LEGOLAND in Germany, along with launching earlier this month in Smyths Toys Superstore’s Reading Branch. Additionally, Nintendo has stated that the tablet-based system will be rolled out to other European countries in due time.