I'm a big nintendo fan and I always will til the day I die. I have always loved the games they make and because of that I tend to keep up with their methods of conducting business.
It seems that the big N has been making some rather interesting decisions lately, such as passing up on big announcements at E3, which I'm fine with even if the announcements will lose the big show flair we all loved from the event.
Just yesterday when I went to buy Monster Hunter 3 for my 3ds(I'm new to the series and i can already tell im gonna love it!!!) I learned something pretty interesting that I wanted to share. It seems that Nintendo has chosen to only produce an initial batch of physical copies of brand new releases, and then cease production and shipping to retailers such as target, wal-mart, GameStop. This means that for the customers that miss out on their copy will have to go on their device and download it from nintendos E-shop service.
Now, i understand that some individuals might have a problem with not having a physical, tangible copy of their purchase. I agree that I like getting an object when I pay, but to be honest I like being able to change up games with out having to look for the cartridge/disc I intend to use.
I wanted to share this and see what my fellow gamers have to say. What do you think about a future where all games MUST be downloaded to play? Is nintendo wrong for wanting to cut the middle man out? How long until this becomes standard with all consoles?