Nintendo 3DS DLC on sale

Paid downloadable content now available for the handheld in Japan

The first pieces of paid downloadable content have gone on sale in Japan.

Nintendo's 3DS photo editing app Tobidasu Print Club Kiradeco Revolution released three different decoration sets yesterday, each costing around 100, or around 82p.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy from Square Enix is also planning DLC, and will be the first boxed product to offer it.

It was November when Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed the handheld would start to allow paid for content.

"In terms of what the next system update will allow, it will allow developers to sell add-on content, and whether that's for a physical game or a digitally released game," he said.

"In terms of how it will work, it's up to the developer whether they want to make it to buy new levels, new items - all of that is up to their imagination. Essentially, what we're doing is creating the framework for those transactions to happen."

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Latest comments (3)

Kyle Simms5 years ago
I'm not against mutilpurpose game consoles (e.g. games that do more then just play games), but Nintendo is aware they're a game company, Right? It has been nearly a year and out of the 100 games they've made for it most are ports, re-masters, and movie/TV show tie-ins. Not to say they're all bad but they seem to be getting less and less intrested in the GAME portion of this 3D game system. Or maybe I'm insane and they could make a game that makes as big as an impact as "pokemon" in 3 weeks for all I know.
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Joshua Foster Studying Comp Sci, University of Texas5 years ago
If you look at the first year and a half of any console that's about what it is. It takes about two years before most of the original games for a console comes out. Work with new tech can lead to all sorts of unexpected problems.
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd5 years ago
@ Kyle What? There are almost no ports and remakes made by Nintendo on 3DS compared to the number of original games. There are two ports and remakes (Ocarina of Time and Starfox 64). There are more than a dozen released games already that are original on the 3DS in retail and in the eShop, and there are another dozen announced and on their way. Really not sure where you came up with that theory at all.
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