Nintendo Wants to Give you Cheaper Games if you Play More and Invite Your Friends

During the corporate management policy briefing held this morning in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo is looking for ways to expand its user base, and one of the most relevant methods they identified is enhancing the “active use ratio” on their consoles, and what's the best way to do that? Cheaper games.

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Kamikaze1351634d ago

Yeah, but it's hard for me to want to buy anything off of the eShop with chance that if something happens to my Wii U, I won't get those purchases back. That's why I avoid buying anything from the eShop...unless things have changed in the last few months.

wonderfulmonkeyman1634d ago

Just take extremely good care of your system.
They're solidly designed, so assuming you're not putting it in a place where it can get clogged with dust and stuff, it should be fine unless you do something...less than it.

Alex_Boro1634d ago

You never know what can happen. Manufacture defects can occur that are out of my control. The only time I used the Eshop was to redeem my Zelda Wind Waker HD code that was bundled with my Wii U. Also, in several years deep into the console cycle, these things break, just like how my 360 got a red ring and my ps3 over heated. It would suck for not only your console to go but hundreds of dollars of games that you invested money in.

EliteGameKnight1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )


I think your chances are pretty good. Every Nintendo system I own still works like a charm. gotta love that Nintendium:)

Nintendo products have always been durable, except maybe the hinges on the DS, a good example for the Wii U is that it was the only 8th gen console not nearly as riddled with hardware issues at launch unlike the Xbox One's unfortunate Disc Drive problems and the PS4's bricked consoles that even reviewers received. As long as you don't do anything foolish, I think your system will be alright.

Though the Wii U didn't sell 1 million in a single day like the other two, it sold 3 million in its launch window compared to the other two consoles' 4 million

BosSSyndrome1634d ago

Dude, theyre tied to your NNID. You'd get em back.

CertifiedGamer1634d ago

EliteGamerKnight, Nintendo never sold that in its launch window. You must be smoking some delusional stuff.

mydyingparadiselost1634d ago

In sure there's an account system the works, Nintendo knows this is a problem. I hope they just use Club Nintendo accounts, they really already have most of the pieces they need to make a system they just need to make it happen.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1634d ago

they do. Club Nintendo is where Nintendo keep tracks of customers softwares and purchases. Reason for it existence.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

register your purchase and download on Club Nintendo do all surveys. This will allow any Nintendo rep you call about your platform and they will possibly pull are your download history and have them be able to downloadable again.

stragomccloud1633d ago

They are in the process of switching to an account based system. So hopefully those worries will dry away~

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JackieCruise691634d ago

I'm totally supporting this. This is a nice idea in my eyes.
Plus, with how I am advertising their stuff to my friends.. I could probably get a lot of cheap games out of this, lel.

Geobros1634d ago

That is really interesting.....

JuleyJules1634d ago

They've said in this meeting that they're moving, with NNID on 3DS and Wii U, to have everything like games and apps linked to the ID and not the platforms. Once this happens they can push digital purchases and a discount program.

EliteGameKnight1634d ago

I feel that it would work well, after all, Steam has it and it has caused a lot of revenue for Valve as well as supply very large libraries for gamers to enjoy.

Xof1634d ago

The main reason sales do so well for Steam is that those sales increase the longevity of software titles. If games kept selling well after release, the sales wouldn't happen.

Unlike most other developers, Nintendo's titles tend to sell steadily. They're not relying entirely on the first week's sales to get by. This is why it can take year and years (if ever) for the MSRP of a Nintendo game to decrease, and is also why you'll never see Nintendo do Steam-style sales.

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