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Submitted by pierce 550d ago | news

Nintendo open to free-to-play model

Nintendo is interested in the idea of the free-to-play business model for its products, company boss Satoru Iwata has claimed. (Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

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pedroyamato  +   550d ago
Dont do that Ninty...

I would rather pay 50 bucks to play a nice game than play a shit game for free that need charge of 1 dollar every 5 minutes of gameplay.

I am big nintendo fan, but their choice is definitely on the wrong way...
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corrus  +   550d ago
That is cos they are very smart
PygmelionHunter  +   550d ago
I'm confused now, didn't he say something like they wouldn't implement this system nor paid DLC into Animal Crossing: New Leaf because then the game would be seen as incomplete right out off the box?

All I can say for sure is, Mr. Iwata, don't play with our feelings like that, not cool, man.
delboy  +   550d ago
Don't confuse f2p with p2p.
If it's somthing like planetside I'm ok with it.
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millzy102  +   550d ago
don't really see a problem with this as it won't really effect us , sony already do free to play on psvita and it doesn't bother me, there just shity little games they put on the app section of the store and alot of people will fall for it (except the hardcore) and waste there money. for a buisness its a good market as publishers use some of the profits from the free to play model to fund AAA games and coul keep some them from going bankrupt, in the end the real gamers win as we still get our luxury pc and console games.
1upgamer99  +   550d ago
I for one do not like "Free to Play" they are incomplete games. To have a complete game you have to do micro-transactions. If I want the best sword in a Zelda game I want to earn it via gameplay. Not go to a in game shop and BUY IT. In the game world we EARN power ups, not buy them. To complete a game you progress NOT purchase. I would rather spend $59.99 on a game that I can play and beat than buy stuff in a game to beat it. Purchasing DLC is not the same as they are typically adding maps,levels,and playable characters that are in development when the games are released, but not detrimental to progress and beat the game.
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kirbyu  +   550d ago
If they were to do this what would the games be on? Wii U/3DS, Apple, PC, what?
tweet75  +   550d ago
as long as nintendo gives us full games for free that are great and have free add on content I wont complain
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360ICE  +   549d ago
I've always been a fan of the play-to-free model.
Nintendo goons bust into your house and kidnap your family. They leave a copy of New Super Mario Bros U on your breakfast table.
You better play it. Or they're not gonna free your family.

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