While all the talk may be on how the rise of digital downloads and the likes of Wii Ware will harm retail, Nintendo seems to think quite the opposite. According to Nintendo, services such as WiiWare are beneficial to retailers because it makes peoples appetites for games even bigger!
<blockquote>In an interview published today he said:
â€œThe first is having more people being able to play games. We know from all our experience that what people enjoy on the services makes their appetites for playing games far bigger. Thatâ€™s the first benefit to retail.â€
Said Fischer: â€œThe other way is that WiiWare is a laboratory. What we know is that some of the games that are â€“ you could say â€˜testedâ€™ through this platform â€“ they may one day get access to the normal retail channels. Thatâ€™s because the developers have managed to polish their software through the WiiWare experience. That is going to provide sales.â€</blockquote>
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