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Distributed Items (also known as Downloadable Content or abbreviated as DLC), are official items sent to the Player from Nintendo. Distributed items are usually one off items as part of a real-time event which may not exist in-game, but can be commemorated with the special item.

So far, two consoles are capable of downloading distributed items. They are the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Therefore, the two games which utilize this feature are Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Distributed items are scheduled to be released usually during a weekly or monthly period, where the item is received within the allotted time. Usually, Pete, the mail carrier, gives the player the items which are attached as presents to letters, upon starting the game and leaving the house by standing outside to get the Player's attention. He will mention that the letters are from Nintendo, but some may be signed by special residents or out-of-game characters that appear in other Nintendo games. Other times, if it's not Pete, Wendell will give the player one of his designs to commemorate a special occasion.

In New Leaf, downloadable items are almost always distributed via the post office, with only a few items being distributed by Pete by mailing it to the Player personally from Nintendo.

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