3DS Demos: It’s about damned time!
Someone at Nintendo has finally figured out how to move forward through time. After being stuck for several
years thousand days in 2003, the company has finally joined the Great Game Demo Bandwagon. You read it right, folks: you’ll finally be able to download 3DS Demos for your new Nintendo portable, starting January 19th. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!
Source: Edge Online.
The first games on the 3DS Demos download list will be the new 3DS Resident Evil game and…Cooking Mama 4. Hey, I didn’t say it was all good news. On the bright side, at some time in the very near future, according to Nintendo’s press release, we’ll be seeing even more 3DS demos. Some are even for highly anticipated titles, including the beautiful (I tried it at E3 2011) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D. Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games, and Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure round out the announcements. Sadly, no concrete details on when we’ll see those demos. Personally, I’m just grateful that we’ll finally start seeing demos on Nintendo consoles.
The observant among you will remember that Nintendo has flirted–albeit briefly–with demos on the Wiiware service over the last year or so. Hopefully 2012 will mark the year Nintendo decides to steal a page from Microsoft and Sony, by backing a full catalog of downloadable game demos. I have a sneaking suspicion that it’d be a great idea for Wii U to have a full complement of downloadable demos available at launch. Who knows? Demos might even entice users to buy the full versions of said games when the system launches later this year. Crazy, right? Here’s hoping for a shocking paradigm shift in Nintendo’s marketing strategy come E3 2012, if not sooner. I’d hope that as the company launching the next generation of game consoles, they’d really be eager to put free samples in the hands of all us
gaming addicts potential customers.
What do you think of the new move? Will demos help nudge you toward buying more full 3DS games? Will their availability affect your willingness to be a Wii U early adopter? Sound off in the comments!