Nintendo opens digital storefront on Amazon

And puts to bed rumors of an Amazon beef.


Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published Sep 2, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:17 am CDT

Whatever quarrel Nintendo had with Amazon appears behind it as the video game publisher has just opened its own digital storefront on the retailer’s website.

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Gamers can now buy Nintendo games digitally via Amazon, meaning there’s even less of a need to fumble through Nintendo’s less-than-stellar Wii U and 3DS eshop.

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After the launch of the Wii U, Amazon would not directly sell Nintendo’s tablet-accompanied console, fueling speculation of a falling out. Neither company was willing to comment on exactly what was going on, but earlier this year Amazon did start selling the New Nintendo 3DS XL—indicating a resolution.

Right now the prices on Amazon are the same as on the Nintendo eshop, so there really isn’t an economic incentive at the moment, just one of convenience.

H/T Engadget | Photo via SunToad/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2015, 4:22 pm CDT