Free To Play Weekly: Free To Play Games More Profitable On Consoles Ep 152

Snail Games enters the mobile wars, Free To Play gaming is found extremely profitable on consoles, Zombie Studios closes their doors, all that and more, I'm Zach Sharpes, and this is Free to play weekly!

Free-To-Play Weekly with Zach Sharpes is your weekly web show about free to play multiplayer online games from MMOBomb.com. This show presents you with the most important news of the week about free-to-play online games and the latest releases, with a few jokes thrown in for good measure. Have fun and expect a new show next week!

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Discussion (8)

Shelby 6 years ago
No surprise there. Console gamers are used to playing lower quality games. There are good f2p for the pc but almost all of them started as p2p.

Red 7 years ago
Well he is right....

Bic Boi 7 years ago
It comes as no surprise that F2P is extremely profitable on consoles--it's a relatively untapped market. Think of it as the wild west and you are a snake oil salesman. If you scam one town but go far enough across the country, you'll be able to scam another town's worth of people because they haven't been exposed to you yet.

Same deal here. PC players (in general) are a tad more discerning concerning F2P games and awful models because they've been exposed to it for so many years. F2P on consoles is such a new thing that the many, many people who only game on consoles haven't a clue what a proper F2P model will look like..and thus can be suckered in by the bad ones.

It's a case of "what they don't know won't hurt them". From a business perspective it is genius--but of course at a cost to a bit of human decency. Yay capitalism.

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Deadnstien 7 years ago
It would not surprise me if more Chinese and possibly Korean FTP studios started coming out with consoles. The one shown from Snail Games I have no doubt is most likely from a third party manufacturer that will almost assuredly get re-branded to several different distributes. A console like this makes sense in Asia where most MMO gamers don't own their on computer and play at internet cafes. A cheap console that they can afford and play at home should go over well.

What I don't see though is many of them making it to the west. There just isn't a big enough market.

TheTurtleSaysHi 7 years ago
Founder pack is just a waste of money. You just don't know if the game will last. Not like Maplestory which attracts people from all ages.

idontlikemyname 7 years ago
many try many fail the current console market belongs to Xbox, Play Station and Nintendo try to make your own console at this point 2015 it will be a complete fail even more for a company like snail games this idea will disappear like a dust in the wind in a couple of months.

Miki 7 years ago
lol he sounds like a robot! xD


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