What reason does Nintendo have to push digital sales?

#1poopfeasts420Posted 2/3/2013 7:48:16 PM
I've read people saying that this is the case. Is it because they spend less money manufacturing cartridges or something?
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#2Baha05Posted 2/3/2013 7:48:53 PM
To make money?
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#3kdiz4321Posted 2/3/2013 7:50:32 PM
That plus they get the retail markup since the prices are exactly the same. The real question is why anyone would want to buy retail games digitally from their shop when they can't create an account based system.
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#4EsracPosted 2/3/2013 7:52:11 PM
You largely answered your own question. They save money on manufacturing costs and share less of the profits with the stores that carry the games. Digital games also have more staying power because they'll still be available for purchase long after the physical copies are out of print and mostly unavailable.
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#5ares9090Posted 2/3/2013 7:52:35 PM
From: kdiz4321 | #003
That plus they get the retail markup since the prices are exactly the same. The real question is why anyone would want to buy retail games digitally from their shop when they can't create an account based system.


because people is plain stupid, that's why
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#6GoldenSun3DSPosted 2/3/2013 7:54:14 PM
Because they have a greater profit percentage with digital sales.

The only cost in a digital sale is the costs of running the server to download the games.
With physical games, they have to make the cartridge and packaging and the retailers have to take a cut of the profit.
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#7Bancario51Posted 2/3/2013 7:54:27 PM
Are you one of those people that actually believes that Nintendo intentionally delayed physical copies of FE?
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#8poopfeasts420(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2013 7:57:34 PM
Bancario51 posted...
Are you one of those people that actually believes that Nintendo intentionally delayed physical copies of FE?


No but I've read posts that this game won't have as many copies in circulation as something like a first party Nintendo game to push digital sales.
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#9Puzzles99Posted 2/3/2013 8:00:00 PM
I'd just like to take a moment to point out that the TC's user name is Poop Feasts 420, yet everyone stayed in serious mode because that is par for the course at GameFAQs.

Just made me laugh.
#10GoldenSun3DSPosted 2/3/2013 8:01:33 PM
Puzzles99 posted...
I'd just like to take a moment to point out that the TC's user name is Poop Feasts 420, yet everyone stayed in serious mode because that is par for the course at GameFAQs.

Just made me laugh.


Well your username has puzzles in it, so we shouldn't take you seriously.
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