A 'relatively slow' start in Japan.
Satoru Iwata, revealed some details about download sales of the just released 'New Super Mario Bros. 2' and 'Demon Training', in Japan.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata, shared a few details about the digital sales of the first Nintendo titles that were released both at retail stores and on the eShop.
First, New Super Mario Bros. 2 has been brought primarily at retail, with only 5% of consumers opting to buy a download version of the game.
Demon Training, on the other hand, saw 20% of consumers buy the download version.Iwata seemed all right with this result: "This initial offering going forward, we've gotten a good reaction going," he said.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is now out in Europe and will be released in North America this Sunday August 19th. As with Japan, the game will be launched simultaneously at both a retail and on the Nintendo eShop.Iwata theorizes that Demon Training has higher download sales because of its nature of being a puzzle game that you play everyday, which likely made users want to have it on them at all times without requiring to carry an additional cartridge around.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Article #10000872396390444233104577593863387448608 (via) Wall Street Journal
NEWS SOURCE #2: 5 of new Super Mario Bros 2 players in Japan bought the download version (via) SiliconEra
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