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

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User Info: Pokeman718

6 years ago#1
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User Info: all_that_juice

6 years ago#2
No. These are old games so they cost nothing to make. Bandwidth costs next to nothing these days.
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User Info: vgfanboy

6 years ago#3

User Info: psoesm

6 years ago#4
No they aren't. They're digital files.
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User Info: MBBDarigon

6 years ago#5
No they're just emulation. And it's like 800k sold 3DS compared to like 150m on original DS?

User Info: DLFan333

6 years ago#6
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.

User Info: Hitagi

6 years ago#7
They're missing out on potential money, but not actually losing anything.

User Info: Pox

6 years ago#8
No. 1st party games = free for Nintendo. They don't lose a single dime.
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User Info: skawo93

6 years ago#9
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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User Info: Vyers

6 years ago#10
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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