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Submitted by JScotty28 1086d ago | opinion piece

Last But Not Least – Nintendo Is Doing DLC Right

OnlySP.com writes:
For the entire generation of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, downloadable content has been a major focus for most developers and publishers. For nearly every large title that's released, it's a sure bet that within a few months you can expect some type of premium DLC package. Whether it's continuing the story, adding new modes or maps, or even selling armor for your horse, publishers have devised a way to earn money outside of retail long after a title has been released.

Nintendo, the company that's proverbially "late to the party", has just recently entered the DLC field... (3DS, Nintendo, Wii U)

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Link079  +   1086d ago
Yep that's how you do DLC.
PockyKing  +   1086d ago
Nintendo does DLC like what expansion packs used to be. I miss those because it added something worthwhile to the game, now it's just pay $1.00 get this gun, or this skin etc.
Theyellowflash30  +   1086d ago
I agree, Nintendo know how to do DLC without screwing their customers.
tweet75  +   1086d ago
love the idea of luigi u. Adding a whole second quest to a game great idea!
Jek_Porkins  +   1086d ago
Nintendo is doing DLC right because they are new to it, I remember when DLC's purpose was to get content that couldn't fit on the disk and it was FREE!

The original Xbox had free DLC out the wazoo. I remember getting the free KOTOR add on, the Battlefront 2 free maps and character DLC.

Now it's a perverted way to drive up the cost of a game to about $100, which means were getting incomplete games when they launch.
HexxedAvenger  +   1086d ago
I just hope Nintendo stays on this course and doesn't become like Capcom....
wingman32x  +   1086d ago
I love the way Nintendo is handling DLC so far. I was kind of taken aback when they revealed Luigi U. That's the kind of beefy DLC we need to see more of. Now, they could always fall into what other companies are doing, but right now they're doing pretty good.

I always trust Nintendo in situations like this. I remember reading an article that said Nintendo shot down making Animal Crossing "free to play" because the pricing structure, in their minds, would damage what the game was about and the issues of fairness it would cause. I guess what I'm trying to say is, Nintendo doing things their own way can have at least some advantages.
mcstorm  +   1086d ago
I agree and im going to get this dlc when it comes out. I really like what Nintendo are doing with the Wiiu a and depending on what Sony and Microsoft show off it could be my main console for the new gen.
wiium64  +   1086d ago
yes! this is awesome, i hope third parties pick up on this as well, games lifespans will definitely last longer!!

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