The lights are on
One of the advantages of living in Japan, as opposed to the United States, is you get to play New Super Mario Bros. 2 first, unless you were trying to download the full game.
Yesterday was the first day of full game downloads in Japan and it coincided with the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Online issues for new features are fairly routine, but it doesn't make them any less annoying. According to Nintendo, the problems have already been cleared up, but it does make you wary if you were planning on downloading New Super Mario Bros. 2 on release. You may want to spring for the retail copy, just to avoid possible disappointment.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 releases on August 19, alongside the 3DS XL.
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I'll stick to the physical copies of Mario games
Is that Minecraft Mario?
I'm glad that they managed to fix the issue. At the very least Nintendo is trying to appeal to the fans of digital.
Glad to see the issue is resolved. Now I just have to get a 3DS.
good Download Super Mario Bros. 2
Heh. Didn't see that coming at all.
It's good to know that Nintendo quickly fixed it. There are always going to be unexpected problems when it comes to networks and the only thing that can be done is squash the problem fast and improve the system.
It is normal for online services to have early problems, it will get better with time, and us lucky Americans probably won't face the issues the Japanese did ;). Personally, I'm not sure if I'll download this or buy retail yet. I see the appeal in download, and I have many WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console titles downloaded on my Wii and 3DS, but for traditional games, there's something special about owning the actual copy of the game.
Hopefully Nintendo will get the kinks worked out for the US as well. Hopefully they will really push their online service and not give up on it.