Nintendo eShop remote buy, discoverability improvements inbound

Thursday, 5 September 2013 06:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U eShop is “always a work in progress”, and the platform holder has some specific improvements at the top of its priorities list.

Speaking to Polygon at PAX Prime, Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker outlined a few of the improvements he has in mind for the service.

“The Nintendo eShop is always a work in progress. We’re going to have off-device availability [through the web and mobile devices] for eShop sales at some point.,” he said.

“All of us feel that discoverability is going to be increasingly more important. We’ve got a nice flow of content, but as we grow the amount of content, it’s going to be important that we find that holy grail solution of how we make discoverability a priority.”

Baker said courting indie developers remains one of Nintendo’s current initiatives, and said the company has been at it for some time.

“This isn’t something that we’ve just decided needed to be a top priority for Nintendo. Dan [Adelman] has been working on self-publishing and has made that available to our partners for years,” he said.

“I think our priorities right now are to just really educate those development partners that it’s to easier than ever before to make games for Nintendo platforms and to increase that awareness and visibility for all that quality content.”