The scenario: you only want to buy Bomberman ’93 on Wii’s Virtual Console that costs 600 points, but Nintendo forces you to buy their digital currency in minimums of 1000 ($10). What are you going to do with those extra 400 points. Does Nintendo expect us to spend more money just to get our change?
Kyle from Joystiq opines: “Sony has them both [Nintendo and Microsoft] beat, though, letting you deposit exactly the amount you need when making an online purchase instead of grubbing for a few extra bucks with every transaction. The whole point of digital distribution is to make buying games and content simpler. Forcing us to buy extra digital money we might not want does not serve that goal.”