So it begins. I dread the day DLC replaces proper content and well thought out expansion packs. I liked Nintendo as they resisted this model for a while. DLC's have always been a sore spot for me. It's a great idea but it has been abused by developers. It was brilliant, small updates for pocket change, distribution costs were practically nil. But then you get developers that deliberately leave out content, push out half thought out games and charge extra for the rest of the game, paying for updates, paying for graphical options. I really hate how DLCs are being made and I think it may very well kill good games. It was obvious that eventually Nintendo would bend, hopefully Nintendo will try and create a policy to make sure that absurd and blatant cash grabs aren't in the agendas...According to Japan's Nikkei, Nintendo will be begin offering paid DLC for the Nintendo 3DS next March. Available through Nintendo's online services via credit card or prepaid card, the first DLC will be additional game content for upcoming 3DS title Fire Emblem. Nikkei reported that pricing for each download should apparently be a "several hundred yen".
The Wii U will also offer paid DLC.