Nintendo is planning to take the smartphone gaming market by storm, partnering with DeNA to launch five gaming titles by March 2017. It’s what many fans have wanted for a long time. Isao Moriyasu, president and CEO of DeNA, announced that the first games that Nintendo and DeNA will launch will adopt the free-to-play system, with money expected to come from in-game microtransactions.
That may upset some hardcore Nintendo fans, but that is the way it is. Over the past few years, in-app purchases within free-to-play games have been very popular in the smartphone gaming industry. Many mobile game developers actually make more money from these titles than from paid games. But we don’t know what the extent of these microtransactions within Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone games is.
Maybe Nintendo and DeNA will allow the user the option of spending money to buy certain visual enhancements, and maybe in-app purchases will be forced down the user’s throat. We don’t know yet. We don’t mind buying a new suit for a character, limiting the number of hours a user can play while asking for money would be terrible.
Nintendo recently announced that the first app will launch in collaboration with DeNA and will actually be a social media platform with embedded IM functionality called Miitomo.
Source Phone Arena
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