Why has Nintendo not made a Pokemon MMO?

Why has Nintendo not made a Pokemon MMO?

Reason on why it would be pretty hard to make a Pokemon MMO without upsetting there large fan base. For example not all the people who have Nintendo products have a Computer to play a Pokemon MMO. On top of that how would they make money off of the game?

How would they profit off of a Pokemon MMO?
The monthly payment plan does not work as well as it use to, and free to play item shops method may not work as well. Because some people might get annoyed at the fact you would have to buy the Pokemon to have a chance to catch one in the wild. Buying items such as full restores in the item shop may not work as well due to Pokemon trainers just using items over and over again. Unless before battle they can only choose so many items that they can use in a battle.

What would make people want to play the game?
Now let us talk about how many gym leaders will there be in the MMO? I am assuming there would be more added every so many updates. Now where would be the best place to put the elite four? If they do it every 8 gyms it would just get to repetitive for some people to truly enjoy the game. In my opinion if they do intend to make the game multiplayer they should just make it co op with 2 players, and have double trainer battles, but even then it would more then likely make the game much easier, and lose some of the challenge that is in the game.

How would the PVP system work?
Many people play the Pokemon game to play each other online, and they can already do that with the current Pokemon games. Granted the graphics of the game would probably be much better then the ones on the Nintendo DS/3DS. But most people would not care enough to switch over to the MMO unless they could somehow make it for the Nintendo 3DS.

Exclusive Rights
Pokemon is only made for Nintendo Systems due to the fact people would have to buy there systems in order to play Pokemon. As far as I am aware Nintendo does not make any computers, and making a MMO for PC would lose them sales on there systems, and time not spent on making other Pokemon games. However it might be possible to make the MMO for the new Wii U, but they could just spend the time, and make a co op Pokemon game instead, and not have to update the game like they would an MMO

Conclusion
In my opinion they should stick to the method they are doing now and experiment like they are doing now. One example is Pokemon conquest very good concept, but should have end game content, and some more game play. I like the Pokemon Stadium series, and some what sad they have not made a Pokemon Stadium 3 with some of the newer Pokemon games. The best part of the Pokemon Stadium games was going back and forth between the Mini games, and the Pokemon gym, and elite four to unlock a Pokemon you could trade to your Pokemon on your game boy color.

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dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

They should make a Pokemon MMO...It would be great to play it with fans all around the globe and participate on a very competitive new Pokemon game.


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sm825 3 years ago from The Uknown Author

To be honest it would depend on how well they would put it together. If they managed it I would probably play the game, but it would be challenging to pull off in my opinion.


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MrSandFyre 3 years ago

A pokemon MMO would be extremely fun to play, and I think they should make one. They could have a one time fee where you buy it once and can play it for as long as you want. One idea is having the main game in the Kanto region and have the other regions as a low cost expansion pack for those who want them. If someone doesn't want to play in the Kanto region, then they can just buy the game with one other region.


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sm825 3 years ago from The Uknown Author

Not a bad idea I would not mind paying for each expansion, and buying the game. Although it would still more then likely have to be on a system like Wii or Wii U due to Pokemon being exclusive to Nintendo.


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dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

I can't see a reason why they can't do it though. There are a lot of MMORPGs out there boasting a pet system far complicated than what Pokemon have. And whether they'll earn from it or not is out of the question..there are billions of Pokemon fans out there which includes me that are waiting for this kind of event to happen in the history of Pokemon. And I think we had enough of the usual Pokemon battles in Gameboy and DS.


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sm825 3 years ago from The Uknown Author

I am not saying they can not do it I am just saying they would have to do it right, and possibly add something new. Also Would there be more then 1 elite four? or would you face them again only stronger? Will the level system for it be much slower or would the Level cap surpass level 100? They would have to work out how they are going to put the game together, and make sure it appeals to the fans.

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