How much is this on eshop?

#1 Posted by Pedro (80 posts) -

Can anyone tell me how much this is on the eshop in the UK? I am looking to buy a 3ds and would rather download the game when i get it than having a card version.

Cheers

#2 Posted by believer258 (11794 posts) -

I don't know, but keep in mind that if the 3DS you downloaded it onto is lost or broken, you cannot transfer that purchase to a replacement 3DS. Might want to rethink physical.

#3 Edited by Pedro (80 posts) -

I don't know, but keep in mind that if the 3DS you downloaded it onto is lost or broken, you cannot transfer that purchase to a replacement 3DS. Might want to rethink physical.

Eh? Who designed that system? Surely there must be a way...

#4 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2360 posts) -

It's $40 here in the States, so like £25 over there?

#5 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

It's £39.99. $62 just for giggles.

Cart is £32.99 on Amazon, I'll never understand digital distribution monopolies...

#6 Edited by Pedro (80 posts) -

@mwng said:

It's £39.99. $62 just for giggles.

Cart is £32.99 on Amazon, I'll never understand digital distribution monopolies...

Mmmm will prob just buy off Amazon then. Thanks for the hep guyes.

#7 Posted by Pedro (80 posts) -

@mwng said:

It's £39.99. $62 just for giggles.

Cart is £32.99 on Amazon, I'll never understand digital distribution monopolies...

Mmmm will prob just buy off Amazon then. Thanks for the hep guyes.

#8 Posted by mwng (931 posts) -

Just to note: in the event that they do drop the price of the eshop version.

There's now functionality that lets you transfer your saves from the cart, to the download version. So you could sell off the cart at a later date (as Fire Emblem seems to retain it's value).

#10 Posted by Marokai (2898 posts) -

Even if I was the type of person that routinely made digital purchase on dedicated gaming consoles, I can't imagine I would ever support Nintendo's ludicrous lack of an account system.

#11 Edited by believer258 (11794 posts) -

@pedro said:

@believer258 said:

I don't know, but keep in mind that if the 3DS you downloaded it onto is lost or broken, you cannot transfer that purchase to a replacement 3DS. Might want to rethink physical.

Eh? Who designed that system? Surely there must be a way...

To clarify: You can connect two 3DS's and transfer all of the stuff from one 3DS to the other. This, however, requires that both 3DS's are physically in front of you and both are functioning.

So if you digitally purchase all of your games on a 3DS and you are unable to use that particular 3DS for whatever reason, you cannot transfer the purchases on it. Those games are gone for good. No way to get them back.

#12 Edited by Trilogy (2648 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@pedro said:

@believer258 said:

I don't know, but keep in mind that if the 3DS you downloaded it onto is lost or broken, you cannot transfer that purchase to a replacement 3DS. Might want to rethink physical.

Eh? Who designed that system? Surely there must be a way...

To clarify: You can connect two 3DS's and transfer all of the stuff from one 3DS to the other. This, however, requires that both 3DS's are physically in front of you and both are functioning.

So if you digitally purchase all of your games on a 3DS and you are unable to use that particular 3DS for whatever reason, you cannot transfer the purchases on it. Those games are gone for good. No way to get them back.

Good lord, that's totally unacceptable in this day and age. Imagine if you lost your entire steam library because your pc blew up. That could be hundreds of games. I've been on the verge of picking up a 3DS XL. I'll be sticking to the physical copies if I do...

#13 Edited by believer258 (11794 posts) -

@trilogy said:

@believer258 said:

@pedro said:

@believer258 said:

I don't know, but keep in mind that if the 3DS you downloaded it onto is lost or broken, you cannot transfer that purchase to a replacement 3DS. Might want to rethink physical.

Eh? Who designed that system? Surely there must be a way...

To clarify: You can connect two 3DS's and transfer all of the stuff from one 3DS to the other. This, however, requires that both 3DS's are physically in front of you and both are functioning.

So if you digitally purchase all of your games on a 3DS and you are unable to use that particular 3DS for whatever reason, you cannot transfer the purchases on it. Those games are gone for good. No way to get them back.

Good lord, that's totally unacceptable in this day and age. Imagine if you lost your entire steam library because your pc blew up. That could be hundreds of games. I've been on the verge of picking up a 3DS XL. I'll be sticking to the physical copies if I do...

Oh, I hope I didn't dissuade you from buying one. I've played mine a whole hell of a lot since getting it in March, I think, or it may have been April. It's just that Nintendo's way of doing things is ass-backwards at best. Retarded monkeys could make a better internet store.

#14 Posted by Petiew (1345 posts) -

@mwng said:

It's £39.99. $62 just for giggles.

Every time I think it'll be different, but it never is. At least it's not £50 like most of the games on PSN.

#15 Posted by untruth (2 posts) -

BTW Game.co.uk have exclusive European rights to sell Download codes for 3DS.

http://www.game.co.uk/en/games/nintendo-3ds/?attributeName1=Shop%20By&sortColumn=popular&sortTypeStr=DESC&inStockOnly=false&listerOnly=true&provenance=Download&attributeValue1=107

Their online prices are about £8 less than the eShop prices, and if you buy online you get a code immediately.

So, not all doom and gloom.

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