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Nintendo eShop remote buy, discoverability improvements inbound

Thursday, 5th 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.”

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  1. Dragon246

    Eshop is the biggest Ejoke right now. Seriously.
    They cant even do what Sony and MS have been doing for almost a decade.

    I guess this is “MAGIC” !

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/08/15/nintendos-user-account-system-is-outdated-terrifying-and-downright-unfair/

    I really dont get why anyone will buy things from such a stupid store with horrible account management.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. polygem

    GO TIGER! fight everything evil…like the Eshop

    i actually just wanted to say: good that they will improve things – it needs to be improved.

    nintendo must fix the nintendo id linked to console thing. that´s just plain unacceptable. it´s insane. it´s just crap. it needs to go ASAP, like yesterday. they also need sales, more cross buy games/the option to play some 3ds gamnes on the wiiu. miiverse needs to become available on 3ds as well. 3ds communities must become available on wiiu and wiiu communities on the 3ds.

    the shop layout itself is pretty good, basic but sleek and fun to use. on the 3ds as well. loving the fact that the indies get a lot of attention and lots of advertising space.

    i personally think the ps store designwise is just terrible. no fun whatsoever to navigate through that shithole of a store. that´s something nintendo got right at least…all they need to fix are the issues i mentioned above imho. that´s a lot of stuff to fix though.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Browsing through a store is fun for you? Okay???… thats little weird.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. polygem

    well it can be convenient and yeah, fun to look at what´s on offer, or it can be a pain in the ass because of slow loading times, an unconvenient layout/ design and a horrible searchsystem. what´s weird about that?

    #4 10 months ago
  5. polygem

    on consoles, most fun to use stores in my honest opinion:

    Xbox market place > Eshop > PSstore…the vita store is slightly better than the ps3 store. hope they will improve things with ps4, they sure will, they have to.

    unfortunately, nintendo totally fuck up everything that´s great about the Eshop with their account “management”.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @4
    Well when you say fun i thought you mean enjoying games Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem (which i’m still waiting for) for instance, but fun is fun i guess.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. polygem

    i should have said convenient, that´s a better word for it…

    i have a history of using offensive words though

    :)

    i should have said misleading words, i mean…i…

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    :D

    #8 10 months ago