Wii U and 3DS to Have a Unified eShop?
We’ve all heard Nintendo say they want to support the digital market in a big way and the steps they are taking really seem to indicate that will be the case. There are some things that bother me, like the price of digital games, but that’s an issue I’ll have to live with for a while. Another is the online infrastructure between the company’s handheld and their home console. If a Customer Service rep from Nintendo is to be believed then we have one less thing to worry about.
A unified account system will be implemented later this year with the launch of the Wii U. Eventually this same account system will be made compatible with Nintendo 3DS systems. At this time we have no additional details to offer and nothing to indicate how or if this will work outside the United States and Canada.
One of the biggest issues that I’ve had with the Wii and the DSi/3DS is you have to buy points seperately for each system and keep track of those points separately. It does seem that Nintendo will be rectifying that situation and unifying their digital storefront across systems later this year. What does this mean exactly?
Does this mean I’ll be able to have onellet that will be accessed by both systems? Does this mean Virtual Console games bought on one system will be playable on anotherer? Does this mean I will be able to download games to my 3DS through the Wii U eShop? There are a lot of questions this brings up, but it really seems like Nintendo is taking another step in the right direction.