There was a lot of big news coming out of Nintendo Direct today but one that a lot of people are talking about is Nintendo’s decision to start experimenting with free-to-play. F2P is a tricky thing both for companies and for consumers. On one hand you have a lower barrier for entry, so more people can get their hands on the game, but on the other hand, it’s gotten a bad reputation for being a nickle and dime cash grab.
Nintendo has a unique free-to-play model, one that they’re hoping will make the 3DS more attractive. Right now they have two games they’re testing the model on, the first being Steel Diver: Sub Wars.