“Pre-Download” Service Coming to Wii U; Starting Off With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Smash Bros. Wii U Release Date

During their semi-annual financial results briefing, Nintendo revealed that they would be implementing a “pre-download” service for the Wii U alongside the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21st.

This pre-download service will allow you to download games before their release date, however, you will not be able to launch these games until the day the game is available for purchase in retailers. This is a great way to make sure you can jump right into the action as soon as possible. A few words from Nintendo below:

“Also, 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.”

The pre-download system will also work with download cards sold at retailers. President Satoru Iwata has also said that this service will be available for the Nintendo 3DS next year. Will you be utilizing this pre-download service? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: Nintendo of Japan

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