Emulation? You're playing a 3DS game on a 3DS system. And how is it disrespectful that customers are given a choice of download or retail?
Guess I'm using my own definition about emulation here. In my message, though, disrespect wasn't concentrated on choice. Instead, it was concentrated on the price indifference of videogame titles. Don't you find it a little unsettling, though, that a piece of information already stripped of cover, stripped of case, stripped of manual, stripped of physical form, etc. is still priced the same price as a tangible, physical copy?
Well yeah, but it's not emulation. The 3DS natively runs that rom, nothing is emulated. The Virtual Console is emulation, the 3DS doesn't have native NES support, but it does have native 3DS support.
Anyway, just retail games, I have 0%. If they were just $5 cheaper than the physical version I might go digital, but until then no.
Nintendo's lack of an account system, even with consoles released in 2011 and 2012 is very disturbing to me. I'll purchase digital exclusive content with much trepidation, but that's it.
Register your 3DS with Club Nintendo and link your account with your 3DS. There is some hassle with having to talk to customer service, but you'll always be able to get your stuff back should anything happen to your 3DS.