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Nintendo eShop turns two years old


Two years ago today (well, yesterday) Nintendo launched their new digital store, the eShop. The 3DS version of the eShop hit systems via an update on June 6th, 2011. Some people say the system shouldn’t even have shipped without this feature.

If 3DS users weren’t already eager to get into the eShop in June 2011 they were sure to visit it when ambassadors got 20 free games after the system’s $80 price cut a month later.

There have been a bunch of great releases on the 3DS eShop, like Dillon’s Rolling Western, Pushmo/Crashmo, Mutant Mudds, ATV Wild Ride 3D, Gunman Clive and more.

The shop has been so much of a success that the developer behind Gunman Clive has begun earning more money off the 3DS version of his game than the iOS and Android versions. He’s now developing a game similar to old Zelda titles exclusively for the 3DS eShop.

Nintendo even started selling full retail games on the eShop, long before that became common place on the Wii U. What do you think of the 3DS eShop two years later? Like it? Wish they had a better selection of Virtual Console games? Let us know in the comments below!