Nintendo asks mobile developers to curb microtransactions: report


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LOS ANGELES: Nintendo is worried that excessive microtransactions will harm its brand and reputation, and it’s asking mobile development partners to curb player spending in games, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal

Nintendo is apparently happy to sacrifice some revenue to maintain its family-friendly image. CyberAgent Inc, parent company of Dragalia Lost developer Cygames, reportedly told WSJ, “Nintendo is not interested in making a large amount of revenue from a single smartphone game. If we managed the game alone, we would have made a lot more.” 

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