Nintendo will soon allow developers to create and sell virtual goods on 3DS games, according to reports.
Japanese business paper The Nikkei claims Nintendo will lift its ban on microtransactions as early as November. Nintendo has yet to confirm the claim.
If true, it could pave the way for a new currency model for games developers building content across Nintendo platforms.
It would even provide the monetisation framework to allow transaction-based games, such as MMOs, to launch on the new handheld. It could even, at least in practical terms, pave the way for free-to-play games to launch on Nintendo systems.
Sister site Develop has the full story.