The lights are on
With the recent update to the 3DS Mii Plaza, Nintendo offered new purchasable StreetPass games that have already proven to be very popular.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Japanese site Tokyo Keizai Online (as translated by Siliconera) that in the month since the games' release, approximately $4 million in profit have already been generated.
The games cost $5 each to download, but you can download all the games together for a discounted price of $14.99. For more information on the games, you can check out this trailer detailing each one.
[Source: Tokyo Keizai Online via Siliconera]
Our TakeNintendo had some disappointing financials to report recently related to the Wii U. It's good to hear that even with the Wii U struggling, Nintendo is succeeding elsewhere. Maybe this will help turn things around for the Wii U.
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I actually like the Mii Plaza stuff. Its kind of addicting. I wish I was lucky enough to streetpass with more people than I do, but that's just the luck of the draw sometimes. I may end up getting these four myself eventually. But for now I will stick with the ones I have.
streetpass is the only thing that has kept me interested in my 3ds
I'm waiting for the Nintendo Zones to start that "streetpass by proxy" thing, where the last person to connect is tagged to the next person and so on. I tried a nearby McD's last night, to no avail. Can anybody confirm if this has been implemented in other Nintendo Zones?
Nintendo is really showing off their problem-solving skills here. Not only have they been able to resurrect the 3DS after a troubling launch period, but they've dramatically increased StreetPass's popularity practically overnight. Who's to say they can't work some of that same magic on the Wii U? Pikmin 3 is already by far the best game I've played on the system, and there are even more enticing projects in the works.
these games are awesome especially if you get the bundle