Nintendo has started first online sales for its games,
with the release of the "Fire Emblem: Kakusei" title
for the Nintendo 3DS portable console.
The company will continue to sell the main title through
stores but expansions will be released online for
300 yen ($3.70) each, the company said.
The Japanese company will use the same online system for
the upcoming Wii U home-use console, scheduled to be
released later this year.
Nintendo added that it would not take measures that
encourage children to spend large amounts of money
Generally, the lower costs of online distribution allow
companies to sell digital products at cheaper rates.
Sony has been offering online sales through the
PlayStation Network since 2006.