Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday March 20, 2016

Nintendo Wants Us To Download More And Move On From Discs

I’m out of the loop in regard to all the little ways Nintendo is incentivizing things these days, but this article suggests the company is making some effort to get people to go digital. If you prefer physical copies of games, what would it take to convince you to go digital?

When we broke down the My Nintendo economy - as it is in Japan so far - it was immediately clear that the Platinum rewards are more universal, engaging those that may dabble in Miitomo, for example. As mentioned above the Gold rewards require plenty of hard cash to be spent on games, be they smaller 'Nindie' efforts or full-blown retail titles. That's how loyalty programmes work, of course, providing occasional treats after plenty of commitment and spend, but the equivalent of around four retail downloads for a free $20 Wii Virtual Console game gives an idea of how much Nintendo wants us to shift to the eShop.