Super Mario 3D Land And Other Retail 3DS Games Headed To Nintendo eShop

By Ishaan . October 2, 2012 . 6:18pm


Nintendo are bringing more retail Nintendo 3DS games to the Nintendo eShop next month. A Mini Nintendo Direct from Japan has confirmed that the following first-party Nintendo games will be available for download in Japan on November 1st:

Super Mario 3D Land – 4,800 yen

Mario Kart 7 – 4,800 yen 

Star Fox 64 3D – 4,800 yen

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 4,800 yen

PilotWings Resort – 4,800 yen

Mario Tennis Open Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – 4,800 yen

The 3D Encyclopedia of Flora an Fauna – 3,800 yen


Animal Crossing will also be released as an eShop download on November 8. Style Savvy: Trendsetters, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone, Oni Training, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 are already available as 3DS downloads.

  • Shadowman

    I keep on thinking “This is a great idea!!!!”

  • No Kid Icarus: Uprising? Somewhat strange.

    While Nintendo is doing all this neat online stuff, I’d like to put it out there that I’d be totally cool with some DLC for 3D Land too…

  • Zonic505

    Despite sticking with retail, it’s nice to see Nintendo finally embrace the digital download option.

  • ronin4life

    I kind of wish the pricing was more flexible…
    Specifically for Pilot wings… seems weird to price it like that.

    OffTopic: I can’t decide wether to get Animal Crossing retail or Download… hmmmm…

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    this is really nice indeed i hope nintendo gets to do more offers in thier online shop too XD, they certainly are going in a nice direction, i just hope they learn more from valve than from sony or microsoft, last i checked they still had portal 2 in 60 bucks and that is a little unfair.

  • LexKitteh

    Something I noticed that wasn’t mentioned: At around 4:45 in the video, it appears the Save Data from a retail cart can be transferred to the downloadable version of the game! Was curious about that, but don’t think I want to re-buy all my retail games.. Also, still really want “The 3D Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna!!” in English!!

    • Ferofax

      Localizing an encyclopedia would be rather daunting, if not outrageous. And who will buy it? People that will mostly likely find it useful will most likely NOT own a 3DS.

  • These are good news, however, they need to “improve” the eshop prices for some countries… it makes no sense to spend MORE on a digital copy than a physical ._.

  • Go2hell66

    welcome to the 21st century nintendo

  • manobon

    I guess it is good for Nintendo to have done this (wait until there is a huge user-base, then allow more options), but now I have all these retail games that I would have preferred to have downloaded. I bought the PSP a couple years in, so the same problem didn’t seem as bad, but I wish this was available from the start.

  • drproton

    The prices aren’t very competitive with retail, are they?

    • AJ

      They’re not even comparable to retail. 

      Truth be told, I prefer physical games in boxes. And I would hate to see Nintendo pull a Sony and just have stores flat out refuse to sell games in store. That would suck. So maybe the prices are slightly higher to earn a couple more dollars off of the “impulse buyers” with credit cards.

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