Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nintendo Introduce Pre-Downloading

Japanese gaming giants Nintendo have announced that they will be introducing pre-downloading on their Wii U and 3DS consoles.

“We will be implementing what we call a ‘pre-download’ system with Super Smash Bros for Wii U that will be released at the end of this year. The ‘pre-download’ system is a system in which consumers who have purchased the game before its release can download most of the game content in advance. Using this system, consumers will not have to wait for a long time to download the game after its release. They will then be able to start playing the game by only downloading a requisite minimum amount of update data.”

This makes sense, as Sony and Microsoft have been using a similar function on their most recent consoles. As usual Nintendo are playing catch-up.