Published on October 30th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Nintendo Wants Your Deluxe on the Web, Meow!
Many of us console owners are well aware that more storage space is well worth the extra bucks. It’s a one-time payment that will mean everything in the future. Digital-only titles keep lookin’ better and better, which of course means more space needed to store them.
Nintendo announced today that those who buy the 32GB Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set will have extra storage, but incentives to buy more digital titles.
The deal is simple: 1. Buy the Deluxe Set, 2. Buy digital titles for both the Wii U, get 10 percent of those titles back in the form of points, 3. Every 500 points earned, players will get $5 to use in the shop. This will apply to consoles purchased from Nov. 18, 2012 until Dec. 31, 2014.
Note: The codes must be redeemed by March 31, 2015
From the press release: “From day one, we want Wii U owners to experience the full breadth of great downloadable games and content available for the console,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The Deluxe Digital Promotion is our way of encouraging Wii U Deluxe Set owners to explore the Nintendo eShop and discover how Wii U offers an incredible combination of fun, innovation, convenience and value.”
This might seem like plot to spend more cash, but I think its a good one. If the average consumer who purchased a Wii were to treat the Wii U the same, you’d be only shooting yourself in the foot. The experience and possibilities far exceed the previous console, thus making the online experience that much more necessary.
The gaming plane has changed quite a bit since the release of consoles being primarily in high definition, but this has also opened up a new marketplace for indie games and digital only titles. This is where the Wii U can expose more casual gamers to the things that the rest of the gaming culture has been enjoying for years.