Nintendo Must Release a Pokemon MMO

Default Prime's Alex Carlson lets his inner Pokemaniac loose, explaining why a Pokemon MMO isn't just a tremendously profitable idea for Nintendo, but also an inevitability.

"It’s become what is easily the most requested form of entertainment that anyone has ever directed toward Nintendo. In fact, it’s right up there with the Final Fantasy VII HD remake in the “most wanted video game in history” argument. It’s not something limited to just giving the gamers what they want; it’s also a no-brainer to making Nintendo’s future in the console race much more stable and respectable."

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TruthbeTold1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

If one of the duties that Iwata took over from Kimishima includes direct overseeing of the Pokemon IP, then perhaps it will happen sooner rather than later.

Nintendo needs money, and if several million people will buy garbage like Pokemon Rumble, then all the more people will buy a full fledged MMORPG and pay a worthwhile monthly fee.

With a Wii U/3DS combo like Monster Hunter, it would work well and keep the hand held powerhouses relevant.

*In before the:

'I don't want this, so Nintendo would be stupid to make one, even though hundreds of thousands of people play illegal, weak versions, and hundreds of thousands more refuse to play the illegal versions but hope for the best'


SpiralTear1632d ago

Great idea there! A Wii U/3DS combo with a Pokemon MMO would be a very good idea, one that could generate even more attention and revenue for Nintendo. Hopefully this won't be a pipe dream for too much longer...

As for the "I don't want this" comments, I would honestly like to hear someone make an argument as to why this would be a bad idea. I just want to hear that side.

Ken221632d ago

Big Pokemon fan here 23 and still playing.While this would be badass. The idea of a monthly fee would just blow me right off.The dam name alone would make copies fly off the damn shelf.

Sykoticz1631d ago

Do not know why people seem to think that every online mmo should be free to play. Monthly fee is a good thing it means that they will do sever maintenance,updates,balances and new content. Also there wont be a item shop were people can buy 60 rare candys for $200. Its a good thing it means people have to play to get anywhere in the game and not just buy there way to the top.

PopRocks3591632d ago

At first I would have said that a monthly subscription would probably not be feasible for a franchise that primarily targets younger gamers. But then the kinds of young players of WoW and CoD come to mind.

I think a Pokemon MMO would certainly be an ambitious idea, but nothing I am against. I say Nintendo should throw in the big guns and make it happen.

Utalkin2me1631d ago

So you're comparing a Pokemon MMO to PC WOW and 360 COD players! That makes no sense at all.

PopRocks3591631d ago

Actually I wasn't making any such comparison. I was saying that younger players of Call of Duty are always able to pay their Xbox Live fee as well as younger WoW players who somehow manage to pay the monthly fee.

If kids can play those games and jump over those financial hurdles, there probably is no reason they can't do the same for a Pokemon MMO.

dedicatedtogamers1632d ago

Nintendo needs a Pokemon MMO, because everyone knows that Nintendo systems are well-known for their excellent online integration and multiplayer functionality...

....wait, what?

A Pokemon Snap 2 makes more sense than a Pokemon MMO. Nintendo simply would not be able to pull it off. If they can't even manage to make a single-player Pokemon game in a large 3D world, how on earth will they be able to support an active MMO world?

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1632d ago

Dragon Quest X is an MMO that runs on the Wii
and now DQX runs on the WiiU.

It's not Nintendo's servers but I am sure that they could outsource the duty and they use the WiiU's NFC Tech so that they won't have to use or protect Credit Card information.

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TekoIie1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

Not sure about an MMO (Would like to see it in action before judging were it to happen) although a fully fledged pokemon game on the Wii U i would gladly welcome.

In fact why we cant play 3DS/DS games in general on the Wii U is beyond me. Come on Nintendo! There are opportunities that will bring the Wii U back to relevance but your not taking them damnit >:(

animegamingnerd1632d ago

i think the reason why nintedo hasn't made a pokemona is that i believe MMO'S that aren't big in japan just look at the sells for dragon quest 10 and final fantasy 11

Swiftcricket1631d ago

I can't speak for Dragon Quest but the mass majority of Final Fantasy XI's sales were in Japan and it is the most profitable entry of the entire series.

animegamingnerd1631d ago

i actually didn't knew how popular ff 11 thats it i am never trusting vgchartz again and didn't help they wouldn't give me the PC numbers

a08andan1632d ago

Aww, I want a Pokemon MMO in 1080p, but the WiiU says no :(
Probably sounds somewhat like this:

Dj7FairyTail1631d ago

Wii U doesn't say no.
Nintendo and Game Freak just have no plans yet for a Pokemon Retail Game for Wii U.

a08andan1631d ago

I wasn't saying that. I said that it won't come in 1080p, not that it won't come at all :P

Dj7FairyTail1631d ago

Wii U can do 1080p no problem.

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