Nintendo 3DS

Free-to-Play Nintendo 3DS RPG Reaches 1 Million Downloads In Japan


Just a month ago, Genius Sonority announced that their free-to-play Nintendo 3DS RPG, The Denpa Men RPG Free!, had crossed 500,000 downloads. This morning, they announced that the game has been downloaded over 1 million times.


In commemoration of the event, three in-game Jewels are being offered to players from October 7th – 14th, among other bonuses. In order to avail these, players will need to “check in” to the game. Special in-game decorations are also being sold via an event shop.


In addition, Genius will also open up a new event for the game, which will only be available for a limited time, and will be meant for high-level players. More details on this event will be shared at a later date.


Free-to-play games are picking up on the 3DS. Just a few weeks ago, Sega announced that their own free-to-play title, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online, had been downloaded over 400,000 times. It should be interesting to see if more publishers hop onto the free-to-play format on the platform.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.