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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Games will get cheaper the more you buy per year, starting with Wii U

I'm surprised that nobody is talking about this, since this is pretty big news.

"If we succeed in the redefinition of video game platforms that I speak of today, our account-based connections with consumers will become very clear. For example, until now it has been taken for granted that software is offered to users at the same price regardless of how many titles they purchase in a year, be it one, five or even ten titles. Based on our account system, if we can offer flexible price points to consumers who meet certain conditions, we can create a situation where these consumers can enjoy our software at cheaper price points when they purchase more. Here, we do not need to limit the condition to the number of software titles they purchase. Inviting friends to start playing a particular software title is also an example of a possible condition. If we can achieve such a sales mechanism, we can expect to increase the number of players per title, and the players will play our games with more friends. This can help maintain the high usage ratio of a platform. When one platform maintains a high active use ratio, the software titles which run on it have a higher potential to be noticed by many, which leads to more people playing with more titles. When we see our overall consumers, they generally play two or three titles per year. We aim to establish a new sales mechanism that will be beneficial to both consumers and software creators by encouraging our consumers to play more titles and increasing a platform’s active use ratio without largely increasing our consumers’ expenditures.

Nintendo aims to work on this brand-new sales mechanism in the medium term, but we would like to start experimenting with Wii U at an early stage." - Iwata

This is, quite frankly, genious. Like, I've been really critical of the Wii U, but this and the DS VC stuff are all really smart moves.



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Very interesting, I wonder how this will play out.



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Yes, I did pick up on this and with all the threads out there wasn't sure if it was already started but this is INDEED huge news, thanks for posting it.

I have no idea how it will play out but I expect the ability to rent games or to buy games in bundles at reduced prices, or allow inviting friends to play games I've purchased.



More news? Damn Nintendo (Iwata and team) are really dropping the bomb here. Esp. at this hour (here in the US CT).



Tbh this just sounds like its gonna be when you purchase digital titles in a bundle you pay less overall.



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It could even be a PS+ subscription type model which allows you to play games while a member and offer royalties on a play count basis.



Cool news! Rewarding your loyal costumers with cheaper games is brillian!



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KingdomHeartsFan said:

Tbh this just sounds like its gonna be when you purchase digital titles in a bundle you pay less overall.


No it doesnt but you got to play it down some how even if you have to make the reason up.



ListerOfSmeg said:
KingdomHeartsFan said:

Tbh this just sounds like its gonna be when you purchase digital titles in a bundle you pay less overall.


No it doesnt but you got to play it down some how even if you have to make the reason up.

Lol you have got to be kidding me.  consumers can enjoy our software at cheaper price points when they purchase more.

That clearly sounds like a digital bundle, I'm sorry your to blind to see it.



I thought this was actually the smartest thing about their briefing today, but no one paid it any attention, lol.

$39.99 Bayonetta 2 if I get a friend to buy it? $29.99 if I get three friends to bite? Not a bad idea per se.