During an investor’s meeting yesterday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed a shopping channel that will be available to early adopters of the 3DS when it launches in March 2011.
Working in a similar vein to the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 digital marketplaces, the Shopping Channel will be a hub for gamers where they can try demos, view trailers and promotions and download games, including classics from the Game Boy era. There’s also a social aspect to the channel, allowing gamers to rate games and give their opinions. Iwata says the channel will allow users to window shop thanks to a "rack" system, where you can browse games, choose to buy, download a demo, or watch a trailer and read other people’s comments that have purchased the title. A search function also aims to make browsing easy.
While Japan gets its hands on the 3DS in January 2011, North American and European markets will have to wait until March.
Tags: Nintendo 3DS
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