Nintendo Doling Out 3DS Currency for Exercise

image

Nintendo is taking pedometer rewards to a universal level with the 3DS.

Nintendo has created a newly revealed form of currency called “Game Coins” that it plans to use across various 3DS titles. Unlike Farmville cash or Microsoft Points, this currency isn’t acquired by spending real world dollars, but just by walking around.

Though Nintendo tried to start a pedometer craze with Personal Trainer: Walking, the device really hit through the release of Pokemon SoulSilver & HeartGold. With the 3DS, Nintendo has integrated a pedometer into the hardware itself.

Each day, the 3DS records its owner’s steps and awards him/her with Game Coins that can be exchanged in games that support their use. Specific games that provide bonuses for the coins haven’t been revealed yet. The currency could potentially allow players to unlock new karts in Mario Kart, or could be something less substantial.

It sounds like a move by Nintendo to implement the exercise game craze it’s been taking advantage of with titles like Wii Fit into the 3DS. What Nintendo doesn’t know is that The Escapist has solved the problem of having to move around to acquire in-game goods with a pedometer. My windshield wipers are already set up to net me billions of 3DS coins.

Source: Kotaku

Recommended Videos
related content
Read Article Pokemon Legends Z-A Fans Torn Over Entire Game Taking Place In Lumiose City
pokemon legends ZA lumiose city
Read Article FF7 Rebirth’s Director Didn’t Know Sephiroth Would Be in Smash Bros!
Smash Bros Sephiroth
Read Article PlayStation Studios Laying Off Employees at Insomniac, Naughty Dog
Sony Interactive Entertainment's logo.
Related Content
Read Article Pokemon Legends Z-A Fans Torn Over Entire Game Taking Place In Lumiose City
pokemon legends ZA lumiose city
Read Article FF7 Rebirth’s Director Didn’t Know Sephiroth Would Be in Smash Bros!
Smash Bros Sephiroth
Read Article PlayStation Studios Laying Off Employees at Insomniac, Naughty Dog
Sony Interactive Entertainment's logo.