Is Nintendo losing alot of money by giving out free games?

#1Pokeman718Posted 7/28/2011 1:29:49 PM
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#2all_that_juicePosted 7/28/2011 1:30:58 PM
No. These are old games so they cost nothing to make. Bandwidth costs next to nothing these days.
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#3vgfanboyPosted 7/28/2011 1:31:06 PM
#4psoesmPosted 7/28/2011 1:31:13 PM
No they aren't. They're digital files.
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#5MBBDarigonPosted 7/28/2011 1:31:17 PM
No they're just emulation. And it's like 800k sold 3DS compared to like 150m on original DS?
#6DLFan333Posted 7/28/2011 1:31:22 PM
I would say no since they don't have to produce the games in cart form and NES and GBA games were never announced for the eShop.
#7HitagiPosted 7/28/2011 1:31:25 PM
They're missing out on potential money, but not actually losing anything.
#8justchill433Posted 7/28/2011 1:31:25 PM
No. 1st party games = free for Nintendo. They don't lose a single dime.
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#9skawo93Posted 7/28/2011 1:32:41 PM
They technically are. If they made them available for sale, they would get money from ineviteable purchases, and as things stand, they're not going to right now.
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#10VyersPosted 7/28/2011 1:34:42 PM
It is true that Nintendo could have just made them available for sale on the eShop. They would have made more money that way.

By providing them as rewards for early adopters, they lose that profit, but the profit they gain by not alienating millions of huge Nintendo fans is far greater.
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