Over 200,000 People Have Already Bought Nintendo’s New StreetPass Games

By Ishaan . July 6, 2013 . 1:30pm

In Japan and Europe, Nintendo recently added four new games to the Nintendo 3DS’ StreetPass Mii Plaza. The catch is that these games aren’t free—they’re paid downloads, with each one costing £4.49/€4.99.

 

That doesn’t appear to be holding them back, though. At a recent meeting with shareholders, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that over 200,000 3DS owners have bought at least one of the four games by June 23rd.

 

“We employed no mass-media advertising so we think we are off to a good start,” Iwata shared with attendees. “I think that products like these ones will provide new business opportunities for Nintendo in the future.”

 

To be more specific, Nintendo are looking at the idea of releasing StreetPass games that are deeper than the free Find Mii and Puzzle Swap games available in the StreetPass Plaza on 3DS.

 

“Previously we had a puzzle-piece collecting game and a very simple RPG game called ‘Find Mii’ on offer, but after two years on the market, we knew that those who had experienced every aspect of these two games wanted something new,” Iwata said.

 

“In a way, we have until now been trying to create an environment in users can experience the StreetPass feature, so our objective was to create something that was simple and easy to understand. But we feel that the next step for us to take is to create games that are deeper, and we have actually been working on them for quite some time.”

 


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  • Tsun-Tsun Andi

    First I’ve heard of those games.

  • Namuro

    I’ve always wanted more StreetPass games, and these new ones are really enjoyable! Each people added into my plaza counts even more now that there are more activities for them to do. I especially love the shooting and haunted mansion game.

    I sure hope Nintendo will cart out some more StreetPass games in the future!

  • ragingmerifes

    I wish I could buy games with my Play Coins.

  • SupaPhly

    Now if only I can get a single streetpass encounter ;_;

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      I must admit I have it good with the Streetpass stats. I frequently top out at 10, twice a day (from taking the subway).

    • Link

      Well they are changing Streetpass soon. Say your at a McDonalds or Starbucks with Wifi, rather than needing to to pass by someone who has their 3DS if someone was their previously their streetpass data will be stored there and when you come by it will be sent to your 3DS.

    • ragingmerifes

      I know that feel bro.

    • Guilherme Matheus Silva

      I feel sorry for you, pal…

      I am lucky there are a lot of people with a 3DS in my college!

  • BlitzWhat

    I admit it, I bought them. Three of them aren’t that great truth be told (the shooter is pretty good), and you don’t have enough play coins to be playing them all every day if you don’t get regular streetpass encounters anyway.

    That said, I now have a T-Rex hat for my Mii and I regret nothing.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I still have completed the puzzle pieces. I always have the ones people want. I can’t go to conventions, so it’s really aggravating. And I have wifi at home so I don’t have a reason to connect to public wifi

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      What scares me is I think my R button is about to bust due to repeatedly being held down during my daily “streetpass flush”.

      That should be toggle, not hold.

      • dragoon_slayer12

        I busted 5 ds R buttons playing mega man on it (always use R for dash)

      • Haseyo

        My first 3DS’s R button got busted from too much Mario Kart 7. Drifting is a way of life online, not an option.

        • Enzo

          That’s strange… I have had my 3DS since Sept. 2011 and I have put in over 1,000 hours of gameplay on my 3DS but none of my buttons are even close to breaking or wearing out. Only one button has the coating slightly scratched on it.

  • PlatinumMad

    After a year with my 3DS, I only have got 9 StreetPasses. 8 were the same dude.

    • idrawrobots

      Where do you live? I have hundreds of different Miis in my plaza.

    • Suicunesol

      Maybe you should go out more.

      • Enzo

        I rarely get streetpasses as well and I take my 3DS almost everywhere I go with me. Where I am, it is pretty rare to get one.

    • ThatOneGuy

      If you live near a campus(a college one preferably) you should take a nice stroll through it with your 3ds when many people are around. Maybe even go to some game shops, some clerks leave their 3ds’ on during work and stuff.

      • PlatinumMad

        Those 8 StreetPasses were in my college, and after some time of getting the same dude I started turning off the wireless thing to save battery.

        • Suicunesol

          Oh, I feel sorry for that dude. He may have been excited to get a streetpass tag, even if it was the same person all the time. Now he can’t anymore. :(

    • British_Otaku

      If possible, go to a game/anime convention on occasion. I got 50 Fire Emblem hits with a few hours or less (which needs people to have the game and set up Streetpass – a bit harder than just putting it on a 3DS). Filled up with 10 people within minutes of course.

      If you don’t live somewhere near conventions or in London like myself (I honestly don’t get many hits aside from family and conventions), oh well. It’s a novelty thing for the most part.

    • Draparde

      the only places i get Streetpasses is when i go to crowded stores, like walmart or a mall. otherwise i only get my friends lol.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        I frequently get streetpasses playing in the car ._.

  • Ben Sylvia

    So…. America?

    Sometime soon??

    Please?

    • Nameless App 1989

      How much time is left at the convention? Might get your answer.

      • Ben Sylvia

        What convention?

        • Nameless App 1989

          The Anime expo.

  • RisukuAozora

    Give this to us already, NOA.
    We’ve been waiting for a couple of weeks now.

  • Haseyo

    I’m loving the new games, even the flower one. I would like to have it in English (NA) though, because when I streetpass myself I never get to see my cool new hats. I’m just bald :(

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Meanwhile in Asia and America region………..T_T

    • Haseyo

      Japan got this as well. It was only NA that didn’t.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Well. the Asia i mean is South East Asia and Middle East.T_T

  • Carabutifarra

    200k of 30.000.000 …

    • Haseyo

      It’s still a big number considering the amount of places that complain about never getting a Streetpass, so paying for more Streetpass games would be a little silly for them.

      • Armane

        But unlike most StreetPass systems that are functionally useless without passers-by, you can spend your Play Coins to progress in these games.

    • Sonny Oranga Taing

      200k of 20,000,000. These street pass games aren’t out in the U.S. yet.

  • deadMastershiro

    To bad my 3ds touch screen is broken.

  • http://marchrabbits.net/ Vermillion

    I’m totally loving the new streetpass games and nearly all my friends have bought them as well. The only downside is that it takes ages to go through during conventions lol.

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