Online success shows promise for upcoming games.
More information is flowing out of the Investors Meeting, with Iwata showcasing the success of Nintendo’s online functionality for the Wii U and 3DS.
Highlights of Iwata’s comments include the following:
- Online sales have tripled in last 2 years
- eShop awareness has reached a point where gamers use it as a source of video information
- We started download sales of packaged software, which expanded our digital business
- We have expanded our range of payment methods, including POSA cards available in retail stores
With the continued success of the eShop and indie-friendly business structure, the shift from retail to digital games may see a sharp growth on Nintendo platforms, especially with tools such as Unity and Construct 2 being easily used on the Wii U. Do you see a strong emphasis on Nintendo platforms featuring online features? Let us know in the comments.