New Super Mario Bros. 2 leads Nintendo’s approach to dispensing full retail games via the 3DS eSHop. However, the game has taken Siliconera 46 minutes to download, and it’s only 340MB.
Siliconera has analysed the file and block size of New Super Mario Bros. 2, as well as download speed.
The site reports, “It took 46 minutes and 23 seconds to get New Super Mario Bros. 2. This test was done with a US region 3DS and a US code for the game, which comes out in North America on August 19. New Super Mario Bros. 2 clocks in at 2,725 blocks or 340 MB.”
Take this with a pinch of salt however, as Siliconera hasn’t divulged what download speeds it was hitting during the transfer.
Full retail games as downloads isn’t exactly new to the industry, but it is new to Nintendo 3DS, and could open up to a flourishing marketplace going forward.