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February 16, 2011, 16:00

I like the idea of having different brands providing the categories but I also want other sort options available so I can find new IP's without any trouble. I am happy that they have demos, trailers and information about each game alongside the actual download, this should make them much easier to find and provide all the information needed to make an informed purchasing decision.

Update: More information coming in from the Japanese Nintendo Channel regarding eshop features and its all sounding good.

From Nintendo World Report
Downloadable games can be rated in the Nintendo 3DS eShop, according to a video on Nintendo's Minna no Nintendo channel on Japanese Wiis. The video shows Super Mario Land with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, the price for Super Mario Land and other Virtual Console games were not shown.

There is also a wish list option that allows users to build a list of games you want and watch videos about them. You can even message your friends regarding games.

DSiWare will be integrated into the eShop, showing up in the same section as Virtual Console games. As revealed previously, users will be able to search for games under specific parameters, such as Mario games.

It also appears that you will still have to buy chunks of money, though as announced before, it doesn't use a point system this time.

Another video on the Minna no Nintendo channel showed off the friends list on the 3DS. It showed a friend of the user to be currently playing Nintendogs + Cats, complete with a cute animation of the friend's Mii playing a 3DS.

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02/16/11, 16:00   Edited:  02/17/11, 16:20
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Thanks again for the great video!

Getting hyped! This sounds real good, but it's hard to tell what we're looking at in this video. Sounds like Nintendo is trying to step it up though. Demos? Trailers? Awesome!

Posted by 
 on: 02/16/11, 16:14
update from the Japanese Nintendo Channel in Original Post

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 12:45
Sounds like a big step up from the DSiWare shop. Not that THAT is really saying anything, lol.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 14:28
It seems almost... too speedy. I call shenanigans!

If it's truly as fast that on that video, then the difference with the DSiware shop is night and day. Does having the store not be web-based really make that much of a difference?

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 16:19
that is great news for Nintendo fans!

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 16:29
All of this is showing us what we can expect on the next home console. Things are looking up.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 16:58   Edited:  02/17/11, 16:59
Looks decent. Can you buy 'chunks of money' in game-price sizes, though? Or multiple game-price sizes? It kind of sucks to have to do algebra to avoid wasting money.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 20:12

Haven't you heard? The 3DS shop uses Earth money instead of space bucks. No conversion or buying points in bulk necessary.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 20:21
From the OP,

It also appears that you will still have to buy chunks of money, though as announced before, it doesn't use a point system this time.

But no more cards on discount! Yaaay!

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 20:21   Edited:  02/18/11, 20:22
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