news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

3DS eShop Games Moved Over to Thursday


Last week, the Nintendo 3DS eShop launched to mass critical acclaim. OK, that's mostly untrue. The release of the new digital platform for Nintendo's latest handheld happened to fall on "day zero" of E3, so its debut went largely unnoticed. Nintendo at least offered attentive gamers Super Mario Land and Radar Mission.

While the eShop opened on a Monday, following suit with Nintendo's other downloadable shop, it seems the 3DS download platform will be setting its own release schedule. Nintendo didn't clarify the reasons for this change, but it might have to do with the considerable output of downloadable titles. It's probably a better idea to offer eShop games on a different day because having new WiiWare, DSiWare, and rare Virtual Console games all sell at the same time is overwhelming enough. We don't need another download platform to provide us with even more digital content from Nintendo on the same day of the week.

So as you might have expected, we have no news about the launch of the next batch of eShop games. You'll have to wait until this Thursday to learn more. Let's hope some stellar Game Boy titles join the fantastic Super Mario Land.

Did you hope to download some Nintendo games today? If so, will you choose to search through the latest WiiWare and DSiWare releases instead? Or will you wait for the possibility of much better games to drop on the 3DS eShop this Thursday?

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