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Nintendo introducing pre-loads with Super Smash Bros on Wii U

Super Smash Bros will be the first game that can be pre-loaded onto a Wii U prior to its release.

Gamers will be able to pre-order titles both via their console and through download codes purchased in-store. Furthermore, pre-loading will also be added to 3DS at some stage next year.

The ‘pre-download’ system is a system in which consumers who have purchased the game before its release can download most of the game content in advance,” boss Satoru Iwata said.

Using this system, consumers will not have to wait for a long time to download the game after its release. They will then be able to start playing the game by only downloading a requisite minimum amount of update data.

As I have mentioned today, we are working on various approaches to make the digital business more user-friendly by providing a variety of payment methods, expanding distribution channels and enhancing consumer convenience.”

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