This year has seen Nintendo enter brave new territory when it comes to Downloadable Content, but they are determined that they will continue in their traditional manner with Animal Crossing New Leaf.
Nintendo seems like they "get it" when it comes to how gamers view certain DLC and expect great offers for using an online service. Excited about the 2 year 10% credit on every Wii U online purchase!!!!
Absolutely! Nintendo aren't as money grabbing as some of the other major technology companies.
One thing that I respect Nintendo for is when they come to big decisions like this, they're willing to leave money on the table in order to maintain the integrity of the IP/company. In another article related to this, Nintendo characterized the discussions as intensive. I bet they were. I have no doubt that Micro transactions in Animal crossing would have made the company a ton of money. With all the success stories of free to play, DLC in that vein had to be an attractive prospect. But Nintendo took a knee on the issue because it would have tarnished what AC was all about. I respect Nintendo for doing that.
I think it's time for me to get a 3DS, I've been longing to get into the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises for a while after playing Brawl, and I may as well add the inevitable Golden Sun 4 and Monster Hunter 4.
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