That’s kind of my personal mission in life these days. If you talk to someone outside of the gaming industry, someone who doesn’t necessarily follow [or] read all the blogs and keep up with the latest news, a lot of them are really unaware of a lot of these games.
They’ve never heard of them, don’t know that they even exist. So right now, it’s a little bit of a niche audience of people who follow all of these games. But I’m personally convinced that if you get these games into people’s hands and they try them, they’ll be shocked. They’ll be surprised at how good these games are and say, ‘I had no idea you could get these amazing games for $15, $20, $10 sometimes.’
While Nintendo has greatly improved its digital service for consumers and developers since the Wii days, the lack of unified accounts similar to Sony’s and Microsoft’s is still there. Adelman acknowledged the heavy outcry for unified accounts for consumers not wanting to repurchase their games, if the unthinkable happens to their systems.
We don't have anything new to announce, unfortunately, other than we've definitely heard that feedback many times from both inside and outside the company. It's definitely something that we're very much aware of. All development for the infrastructure really happens out of Japan, so we've kind of communicated this need in the market, and they're very much aware of it and working towards really just always improving the eShop.
Disappointing news for those wanting security in their digital purchases, but Adelman at least offered hope that Nintendo will reach a solution soon.