Nintendo's experimenting with cross-buy using Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars. Buy a copy on Wii U, get a code for 3DS and vice versa. Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars is the latest in Nintendo's series of simple puzzlers. It doesn't look much different this time, but at least Nintendo's catching up with Sony and Apple?

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Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto actually joked about this with Stephen back at E3.

Totilo: It's not really a question, but Super Mario Bros. 3 had just been released on Virtual Console in the States on 3DS and Wii U on the same day. You had to pay for it for each download. You couldn't get it for free [on the other platform]...

Miyamoto: Ohhh. That's right. I'm sorry.

[laughter]

Totilo: Maybe you guys can do that differently next time.

Miyamoto: I'll think about it.

Thanks for thinking about it, Miyamoto.

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I'm super glad they are slowly catching up. I just want saved games to be on the cloud, or even the ability to manually transfer them, and it will be perfect. Not gonna stop me from supporting them in the mean time, especially seeing the direction they are moving, albeit slowly.