One of the many complaints leveraged at current console and handheld digital prices is that they’re not much cheaper than their physical counterparts. For many, this is a deal-breaker, as no discount and the fact that the game remains tied to the console is more gambling than many are willing to do with their games. However, Nintendo of Japan is now experimenting with the pricing on their digital titles.
For a limited time in Japan, Wii U owners who purchase Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, and Lego City: Undercover will receive 10% off the purchase price in the launch week. This is similar to the digital deluxe promotion we saw here in America, where deluxe owners receive 10% of their purchases on the eShop back as credit. If this makes it to the West and happens to stack with that promotion, deluxe owners could see a whopping 20% off of their digital purchases.
What do you think of this effort? Would you support it if Nintendo of America or Nintendo of Europe tried such a promotion? Let us know in the comments below.
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