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Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Shawn Long, Features Editor

Nintendo Wii U design allows Free To Play games

“Free to Play” gaming is becoming a hit on the PC, with tons of titles being free from the start, and using micro-transations to supplement costs for developing. Nintendo is aware of the phenomenon, and in an Q&A Session that was released today with Satoru Iwata confirms that the Wii U is capable of handling this.

Iwata does mention however that Nintendo has no plans to develop “Free to Play” games themselves, but that may change in the future.

I feel that Free to Play games aren’t really suited for consoles, since the retail level is so important to their success. However, if a financially stable company were to expirement with it, I think it could be a big transition for the gaming industry.

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