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Nintendo Offers Bonuses for Purchasing Digital Titles in Japan

by Danny Bivens - July 20, 2012, 1:03 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://club.nintendo.jp/download_campaign/index.ht..., NCL

Purchase digital copies of NSMB2 or Oni Training and get bonus goodies from Nintendo.

Nintendo is hosting a campaign for users who purchase the digital versions of either New Super Mario Bros. 2 or Oni Training for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan.

Players who purchase the digital versions from the Nintendo eShop or from a retailer will be eligible to receive a 3DS Virtual Console version of Donkey Kong: Original Edition and 20 additional Club Nintendo points for each game. Donkey Kong: Original Edition is an official ROM hack of NES Donkey Kong that adds in the missing cement factory level from the original arcade version. Until now, it was only released in Europe, pre-installed on special Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary edition Wiis.

If both games are purchased digitally, Nintendo will give the player 20 more Club Nintendo points. The campaign starts on the launch day of the two titles, July 28, at 9 a.m. and runs until September 9 at 11:59 p.m.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 will retail for 4,800 yen and Oni Training will have a suggested retail price of 3,800 yen. While games in Japan usually sell for less than the suggested retail price, retailers have yet to show prices for the digital versions of these upcoming titles. 

Talkback

EnnerJuly 20, 2012

I assume this includes digital copies purchased from retailers as well.


This is a nice move to provide additional incentives to buy the digital versions that are restricted by DRM and can not be sold second hand.

AuggeyJuly 20, 2012

I genuinely hope this comes to America. I don't understand why so many gamers aren't completely for digital downloads.

Hey Einstein!July 20, 2012

@ Auggey


I never buy digital unless I have no choice or the online price is amazing. Selling my old games is the main way I fund new games (you see devs, 2nd hand IS your friend)!
Be interesting to see how the digital price of NSMB2 in the UK compared to retail though.

EnnerJuly 20, 2012


http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/20/get-100-club-nintendo-coins-for-downloading-new-super-mario-bros-2/

https://club.nintendo.com/double-coins-nsmb2.do


Looks like North America gets an incentive too. Instead of a Virtual Console game, there will be 30 Club Nintendo coins. In total, getting the digital version of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will net you 100 Club Nintendo coins.

KlonoahedgehogJuly 20, 2012

Quote from: Enner

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/20/get-100-club-nintendo-coins-for-downloading-new-super-mario-bros-2/

https://club.nintendo.com/double-coins-nsmb2.do


Looks like North America gets an incentive too. Instead of a Virtual Console game, there will be 30 Club Nintendo coins. In total, getting the digital version of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will net you 100 Club Nintendo coins.

Maybe i'll actually download it now.  :-\

NeoThunderJuly 20, 2012

That's it?  For a game you can never sell, you get 100 coins? If they gave you the original arcade Donkey Kong. I think that would actually intice some people

TJ SpykeJuly 20, 2012

Quote from: NeoThunder

That's it?  For a game you can never sell, you get 100 coins? If they gave you the original arcade Donkey Kong. I think that would actually intice some people

I think coins would do it more than some game everyone has already played (and 1 extra level isn't enough).

Loyb11July 20, 2012

I find the whole idea of buying retail games like this stupid. I would have to go to the store anyway to buy the code or eshop cards, eventually i am going to run out of space on my sd card forcing me to buy more and costing me extra money, and if i buy all my games like this and i let someone borrow it to play a game then i wil not b able to play a majority of my games.

TJ SpykeJuly 20, 2012

You don't HAVE to go to a store, you can use a credit/debit card.

Loyb11July 21, 2012

I am too young to have one.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 21, 2012

If you're 13+, you can have a debit card.

http://www.getdebit.com/teen-debit-card/current-by-discover/

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