With the retail sector for video games becoming a flaky affair, Nintendo have been considering taking a more digital approach to traditionally packaged games on Wii U and 3DS.
Within the company's latest earnings release came word of a year on loss, but it's not all doom and gloom - the report touched on how Nintendo is still considering including digital distribution as part of its plans for both consoles. The plans were originally touched upon at the beginning of the year, but are starting to sound more concrete as the projected figures from today's report for software include games purchased and downloaded over the internet.
Nintendo's approach follows the growing trend of getting the latest releases from the comfort of your own living room, rather than having to camp out in the cold or eagerly pant at the front door whilst waiting for the postman.
For the purposes of adapting to the changes in the environment surrounding the video game market and creating new business opportunities, Nintendo is envisioning the digital distribution of packaged software and is aiming at expanding the digital business.
How or what Nintendo intend to distribute is still under wraps, however, with more details expected at the company's presentation at this year's E3 Expo.
What's your stance on digital distribution? Would you prefer downloading the latest titles on release, perhaps having both formats, or are you a purely traditional retail-only gamer?