Earlier this year, we interviewed Trent Oster of Beamdog Studios, who had infamously claimed he would never develop titles for Nintendo again after the issues he came across when using Nintendo's WiiWare service.
Since then, Nintendo has improved its gaming download facilities via the 3DS eShop, which has been praised by developers such as Nicalis, which is currently planning on bringing Cave Story+ to the eShop, after also releasing the title on Wii Shop Channel. "The eShop, I feel, has really turned things around for Nintendo on the digital side because the storefront is heavily feature-driven," Tyrone Rodriguez, president of Nicalis said to Gamasutra.
Renegade Kid founder Jools Watsham, developer of Mutant Mudds and Planet Crashers for the eShop, also praised the 3DS console's digital distribution facilities, commenting that its partnership with Nintendo has been very successful. Watsham stated that one day he hopes Renegade Kid can rely solely on the eShop as a home for its titles.
With such strong praise for the 3DS eShop, it seems that the future of Nintendo's digital services can only beam brighter with the launch of the Wii U.