Nintendo Sees Future in F2P and Subscription Servers

Nintendo looking at free-to-play market

Posted By | On 01st, May. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @Rengarious


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Satoru Iwata the president of Nintendo discusses today about how he sees the company going the free-to-play route and having subscription-based services. This is what he had to say about this subject.

“We think that digital distribution of packaged software is only the first step in expanding our digital business,” Iwata told investors in a recent financials briefing.

“We will not simply change our existing packaged software distribution channel. Rather, we might have many other types of business models in addition to packaged software.”

Iwata continued, “For example, we might see more games that are similar to free-to-play games, games that cost much less or games that require a monthly subscription fee. Digitalization allows for greater flexibility, whereby having more ways to make payments, both software developers and consumers have more options.

“And Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have flexible systems to handle such trends, so it is now a question of putting these ideas into action. I can definitely say that Nintendo will make new offers that go well beyond simply replacing packaged software with digital software.”

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