Digital New Super Mario Bros. 2 is £10 more expensive than retail version

Downloadable 3DS games available from this week, but they're pricey

Nintendo has announced pricing information for its first wave of full downloadable 3DS games.


Much like with full PS3 games on PSN and full Xbox 360 titles on Xbox Live, 3DS owners can expect to pay a premium for downloadable versions of titles like New Super Mario Bros. 2.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 will cost £39.99 to download from the Nintendo eShop, but will be available from GAME for £29.99.

The digital version of New Art Academy will set you back £29.99, a fiver more than it will in-store, and Freakyforms Deluxe will cost £24.99, versus £19.99 at retailers.

The only benefit we can see is that the downloadable versions are available from this Thursday, a day before you can pick them up in-store.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has said the company plans to offer all first party 3DS and Wii U titles both digitally and at retail going forward, noting: "Since the packaged and the digital download formats both have their own merits, we would like to offer both of these options to our consumers."

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