[Correction: The Nintendo press release says major online retailers will also sell the game.]
Last week we learned that Electroplankton for the DS would be released stateside on January 9. Nintendo confirmed this today along with some unusual news: the title will only be available at the Nintendo World Store or purchased through Nintendo.com. While I’m okay with buying goods off the information super highway, many a people only buy from retailers.
I can only imagine what this will do to sales, but I honestly believe this was a calculated business decision on the part of Nintendo. It reduces distribution costs were demand is low while allowing those who want it to get it. Will you be picking up Electroplankton next January?