I believe they're going to provide a web page version that will allow you to download the game with a QR code... I'm sure they said this recently.
A QR code? Really? Why can't they just have a persistent ID and be done with it? Have one that you link your Friend Codes to so you can see all your Wii/3DS/Wii U stuff in one place. And not shit yourself if your console dies. Keep it to one machine one licence if you must, whatever, I don't expect much from Nintendo but for the love of God move forward. Not saying MS and Sony are perfect but for fuck's sake, at least I can log into the Xbox site and queue downloads or sort out my account without needing to faff with a controller.
I kinda wish none of them had bothered with the internet, the implementation is just frustrating. Honestly, PC gaming is looking far more attractive, just wish I had a gaming PC.
I wouldn't be too happy having to download 8gb sized games..
I found a thread on gbatemp's forums with some educated speculation. Most were under the impression that any large file sizes would be extremely rare. Look at the Vita, something like Uncharted is just over 3 gigs so I'd doubt something like Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars would be a mammoth download. IIRC the roms for Gamecube games were around 1-2 gigs so if that's the level we're hoping for, most games would be at that size range?