Gotta buy 'em all!

While Nintendo's made great strides in improving its digital download services, there are still many players who prefer to buy their games at retail. Japanese gamers will soon have a new way to get download-only games like Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, in the form of game-specific cards at retail outlets.

Download cards have been released in Japan for various 3DS retail games, but this is the first we're hearing of eShop-only games being offered in this format. It appears that Pokémon Scramble U will be receiving similar treatment, which is notable because the game also uses NFC-activated figurines which will be available exclusively at retail.

There's no word on whether these game cards will make their way West, but another way to buy Nintendo content would certainly be welcome. Would you like Nintendo to bring these cards over? Let us know in the comments below.