Chris Buffa (Modojo): Ask yourself this question: Which is better, one quality game per week, or several of lesser quality?
If you work for or support Nintendo, chances are good you'd vote the former. The big N has taken quite an aggressive approach to the 3DS eShop, putting a much greater emphasis on new IP over old Game Boy titles from its back catalogue.
Wow this is ridiculous. If you own a 3DS you know that the Eshop is pathetic. I just counted there are 6 Original 3DS titles that aren't silly remakes, is that really good enough? the answer is no.
Even though I'm an editor for Nintendo Enthusiast, a competing website, I felt compelled to approve this article. I'd take the steady quality that Nintendo has begun to show on their eshop over a stream of blah games, any day. I'm liking the direction Nintendo is going in here.
My eSHOP games are cheaper than your app store games. Its true. You pay 30 bucks a month to be able to play those games. I pay zero extra per month. In the long run, I'm coming out ahead financially. You've been tricked into thinking that "one dollar" games are cheaper, when in reality its costing you more.
The other downside to your one dollar games is that unless the game becomes popular, the studio that created is unlikely to produce any good sequels. At one dollar, and after app store fees, you have to sell in volume to make any profit for future game development. What this results in is 50,000 games, the top 50 of which are the only ones that turn a profit, from the same five studios. In effect, they are just new Nintendos and Sonys. There isn't anything hip or new about app store developers to stay successful. Its juts a different market that relies on a different sales method (volume) to turn a profit.
And app store fanboys/hipsters act like app store games are some sort of "brilliant" sales model that are going to "sink" other companies. Its no different from the big companies.
If you like app store games GREAT. But please don't act like I'm some sort of moron that doesn't understand how business works or that your games are somehow "better" than my games. The only right games are what is right for the individual.
Funny how often people seem to actually resent IOS games yet many are actually quite fun. I also equate value and the price of these games often reflect that. Nintendo has been known to add a new skin or 3D to old games and still charge full price. In this day and age consumers have way more choices out there to get their handheld gaming fix.
Pushmo beats all and Zelda Munich cap unless you love to tap here slide your finger here tap here slide your finger here type of game play lol it does not matter how many games iOS or android have at the end of the day they all play the same like shit tap here slide your finger here ha ha it's so funny that people can really sit there and play them games lol example infinity blade 1 & 2 play just like arkham city lock down so please Nintendos even sonys vita store is miles ahead of them