Loot boxes are a controversial topic in the gaming industry, and for good reason. While some developers utilize them as a means to get exclusive, game-changing content, others use them simply for cosmetic items. For this reason, gamers are often split on the issue.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gave his take on loot boxes, and it might come as a surprise to some.
“Loot boxes, broadly speaking, have gotten a bit of a bad rap. The game mechanic of buying something that you’re not sure what’s inside is as old as baseball cards,” said Fils-Aime. “What we believe at Nintendo is that a gameplay mechanic that offers the consumer something to buy that they’re not sure what’s inside can be interesting as long as that’s not the only way you can get those items. And that’s where some developers have made some mistakes. For us, its one of many mechanics we can use to drive on-going engagement in the game,” he added.
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