One of the most significant issues with both the Wii and DSi online stores were the fixed price points, locking game publishers into their launch rate. As we've seen on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, however, Nintendo's decision to drop that requirement has brought us regular promotions and discounts on a variety of titles, both temporary and permanent.
Last week Two Tribes decided to permanently discount all four of its Classics releases to their original early-bird prices of $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.79; these were Toki Tori, RUSH and EDGE on both Wii U and 3DS. No doubt pleased with the results, Two Tribes has highlighted how it enjoyed some visible shelf space on the eShop stores when the discount was applied, and a simple graph shows the resulting spike in sales.
The red line shows EDGE on the 3DS, no doubt benefiting from the larger userbase, while all Wii U titles showed a jump. It reinforces the somewhat obvious truths that visibility and an attractive price point can be invaluable in boosting sales.
Did last week's discounts prompt you to give these titles a try?