Nintendo broke into the digital distribution market back in 2008, with their WiiWare service. Since then, the service has seen many fantastic games, including LostWinds, NyxQuest and the BitTrip series. Nintendo then moved a similar service over to the DSi systems, with DSiWare. Whilst it's not been quite as good, there has been a few little gems.
Nintendo are now looking to improve on the services though, with a fresh start on the 3DS. Admitting that they could improve in digital distribution, Satoru Iwata then went on to say "We are thinking the release of new hardware should be good timing for a dramatic improvement of this situation".
He then went on to speak about the 3DS'improved function in wireless communication, with the system automatically downloading new data when the system is in an area that can receive it. "By combining Nintendo 3DS with such function, we are now planning to expand our digital-distribution type of business."
Just a few days back saw speculation that 3G connectivity maybe included within the system.