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Amazon Begins Sales Of WiiWare Titles

Amazon Begins Sales Of WiiWare Titles

April 22, 2009 | By David Jenkins

April 22, 2009 | By David Jenkins
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Online retailer Amazon.com has begun to offer WiiWare titles on the companys website, following the launch of an Xbox Live store.

Unlike the Xbox Live store no official announcement has been made and currently the only available game is cult title World of Goo. This may suggest that the title is merely a test, with a dedicated store yet to come.

As with the Xbox Live Arcade offerings, users purchasing the game are provided with a game code which can be redeemed through the Wiis online shop to download the game.

The game is priced at $14.99, with no reference made to the Wii/Nintendo Points which are required to purchase downloads through the Wii Shop channel. Like many other retailers, Amazon does already sell various denominations of Wii Points cards.

As with the Xbox Live store, Amazon.com is currently the only destination other than the Wii Shop channel that downloads can be purchased. It is unknown whether other retailers will also begin to offer downloadable titles in the future or whether the offer will be extended outside of the U.S.


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