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Nintendo Clarifies Their Anti-Used Game Policy: Make Good Games People Will Keep

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Jonathan Lester
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Nintendo, Used games

Nintendo Clarifies Their Anti-Used Game Policy: Make Good Games People Will Keep

Nintendo has weighed into the used game regulation debate again with a refreshingly simple idea.

Nintendo Of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon that the used game market barely affects Nintendo at all. “That impacts games that are annualized and candidly also impacts games that are maybe undifferentiated much more than [it] impacts Nintendo content,” he said.

“Why is that? Because the replayability of our content is super strong. The consumer wants to keep playing Mario Kart. The consumer want to keep playing New Super Mario Bros. They want to keep playing Pikmin. So we see that the trade-in frequency on Nintendo content is much less than the industry average – much, much less.

“So for us, we have been able to step back and say that we are not taking any technological means to impact trade-in and we are confident that if we build great content, then the consumer will not want to trade in our games.”

The take-home message? If you're concerned about used games, make yours better. We love this idea in theory, but wouldn't say no to some more games from Nintendo - especially before Spring 2014.

Add a comment8 comments
Late  Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:12

Another viewpoint is that people don't trade their Nintendo games in because they'd only get about a quid per game.

Perhaps unfair, that - as their first party stuff holds it's value better than the ridiculous amounts of "shovelware" on the Wii.

But all that shovelware - which is all certified by Nintendo - makes their high and mighty "quality counts" message more than a little hypocritical...

Late  Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:21

OCD alert.....
That picture is irritating, btw.
All of the scenery has a shadow to the side, but the characters' shadows are directly below them.

And Toad's shadow is clearly the wrong shape.


Yeah, I know - I have problems...

chieftex  Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:48

And you're late...

Late  Jun. 14, 2013 at 11:12

I look forward to when I'm no longer of this mortal coil and people have to refer to me as the late Late.

Actually, I don't look forward to that at all!

Quietus  Jun. 14, 2013 at 11:21

OCD alert.....
I agree about the directional shadows, but isn't Toad's shadow that shape because of his huge mushroom hat thingamajig?

JonLester  Jun. 14, 2013 at 11:31

@Quietus: but where's his tail, though? ;)

Dammit, I might change that picture. It's bugging me too.

Late  Jun. 14, 2013 at 13:05

I know - it's amazing my talents haven't yet been snapped up by a graphic design company...


Yet.


http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9476/zwx.png

googleberry  Jun. 14, 2013 at 21:59

[quote]I know - it's amazing my talents haven't yet been snapped up by a graphic design company...


Yet.

Thats what I call commitment to a cause

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