- Aug 30, 2002
Are there any online-games out right now, besides that "Fantasy online..." game for GC? I just picked up a adaptor and curious on what's out there or what is coming out. Anyone know?
Has anyone made a profit off of online gaming via consoles? Is there a truely profitable and viable way of doing this yet?No, but America Online sure took a phat loss in the early 90's when no one had internet access and eBay/Amazon didn't turn a profit for years. I see your point, but gaining market share in the online console gaming world is the name of the game right now, the profits come later.
Has anyone made a profit off of online gaming via consoles?Sure, Sega with Phantasy Star Online. Also, profits don't necessarily come through charging for the online service. Adding an online component to a game boosts the playability factor & sales of the game.
Online console gaming won't necessarily ever take off, which is why Nintendo doesn't want to take a loss to gain some market share.It's a gamble either way. Personally, I hope you're wrong, Dave, I love XBox Live and would be thrilled to see a similar move by Nintendo. But, they could be right. Of course, this is the same company that released the "Virtual Boy," so maybe they know a thing or two about futuristic games.