Iwata Recommends Digital Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS

By Jorge Ba-oh 09.06.2013 11

Iwata Recommends Digital Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

In the latest Iwata Asks session, the Nintendo president recommends the digital download version of Animal Crossing 3DS.

In a roundtable session with members of the development team, the group discuss how the latest release, New Leaf, is a title that Nintendo feel should be played all year round.

With the game being one that can be loaded, played for a short while and commuter friendly, Iwata feels that the download/eShop version would be a perfect fir for this sort of title.

Animal Crossing is a game that I hope people will play throughout the whole year. But we want people to play other games too. So something I would recommend is the digital download version. I think a title like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which you can play throughout the year, is ideally suited to this format. That makes me sound a little like a salesman, doesn't it? (laughs)

Will you be getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf in digital or cartridge form?

Box art for Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Also known as

Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori

Developer

Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Simulation

Players

4

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Rated $score out of 10  10/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (46 Votes)

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I agree with him for that game as it suits being in your 3DS all of the time, but the only reason I'm getting it on download instead of cartridge is because I bought three games in the promotion & picked this as my free download game. Otherwise I would have bought it on cartridge like normal. I'm reluctant to buy download games generally because Nintendo doesn't allow you to download them on every machine you own & I have a habit of getting more than one (I have a DS, DSLite & DSi). 

It's a good reason for some people but for me it really doesn't make a difference. I always play my handheld games at home and typically focus on one or two games at a time. The slight convenience of not having to switch games isn't worth giving up a physical copy for me, even if Nintendo had a proper account system.

I've actually been planning to get the e-version for this very reason. I'll buy most of my games in card format because I don't really trust Nintendo's whole account system quite yet. But Animal Crossing is a game that I always want right there. I'll probably need to buy a bigger SD Card!

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I'm only getting it because of the promo Nintendo made, and it was part of the deal, so it'll be digital for me anyway (Just like Trepe above).

I reflect on SirLink's opinion that this simple convenience isn't worth giving up on a physical copy. I like "owning" what I buy, rather than it being a series of 0 and 1 without any proper support. I want to be able to play what I buy on any console of the brand that I buy.

( Edited 09.06.2013 12:59 by RudyC3 )

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It would definitely be nice to have it on the system, but I love physical games too much... I carry at least 10 games around with me all the time anyway, so not a huge issue.

The price difference between digital download and retail doesn't make the digital worth it. £14 is quite a bit if cash when you think about it. + Nintendo lack any form of unified online system. I don't trust my purchases to stay with me system to system.

I think C3 reports too much news now-a-days.
Surely things like this could be bundled together with other titbits in a weekly roundup, rather than being their own new piece? 

Cheesing it up said:
I think C3 reports too much news now-a-days.
Surely things like this could be bundled together with other titbits in a weekly roundup, rather than being their own new piece? 

On the contrary, I think other sites don't report enough news. I enjoy having something to read every time I get on. Plus, if small news was all wrapped up into a weekly roundup, there would be large news droughts, as big news doesn't seem to come along very often. 

Working like a fiend isn't very fun... and surprisingly isn't very fiendish either.

Definitely more efficient than constantly swapping it out with another cartridge.

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Hawk said:
Cheesing it up said:
I think C3 reports too much news now-a-days.
Surely things like this could be bundled together with other titbits in a weekly roundup, rather than being their own new piece? 

On the contrary, I think other sites don't report enough news. I enjoy having something to read every time I get on. Plus, if small news was all wrapped up into a weekly roundup, there would be large news droughts, as big news doesn't seem to come along very often. 

There's been 13 news posts in the last 2 days on C3. Personally I'd say that's too many, far too many.
I respect your opinion but there simply aren't 6-7 significant things that happen in the Nintendo/gaming world every day.

Cheesing it up said:
There's been 13 news posts in the last 2 days on C3. Personally I'd say that's too many, far too many.
I respect your opinion but there simply aren't 6-7 significant things that happen in the Nintendo/gaming world every day.

Expect A LOT more over the next two days.

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