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Nintendo revealed in a reply to an ask volume from MST Financial analyst David Gibson that it is considering how to introduce blockchain technology.

Specifically, prominent video game companies wanted to know how they could provide joy to their users through metaverse and NFT.

Nintendo: introducing NFT and meta-universe without reducing the joy of fans

In fact, in David Gibson's roundup of tweets, he asks Nintendo what it thinks of the metaverse and NFT.

To be clear, the answer is mainly centered on the meta-universe, not the NFT

— David Gibson (@gibbogame) February 3, 2022

“Q) How do you see the metaverse and NFT?

A) We are really interested in this area, we feel the potential of this area, but we want to know what joy we can offer in this area, which is hard to define right now (hey, Facebook, etc. please take note)”

Nintendo confirmed its interest in the Metaverse and the potential of Non Fungible tokens, which many video game companies have dabbled in, but are concerned about how to use it so as not to diminish the "joy" of their fans.

In fact, the company also confirmed that it is not doing anything at the moment, but it is still defining the content that can be offered to players.

Nintendo NFT Sega will start selling NFT Nintendo offers fans NFT and meta-universe: the case of Sega

While Nintendo is interested in the metaverse and NFT, but doesn't know how to use these technologies to keep fans happy, other companies in the same industry are taking a different approach and experimenting with blockchain games.

Sega is one of them, as the company reportedly revealed in April 2021 that it has partnered with game developer Double Jump Tokyo with the aim of launching NFT content related to the company's classic and current IP and future projects.

Unfortunately, the response from fans has not been positive, so much so that the company that decided to discontinue its program on Play-to-Earn has not ignored it.

In response, Sega said in late January.

“In terms of NFT, we want to try various experiments and we have started many different studies and considerations, but nothing has been decided about P2E yet. There have been a lot of announcements about this, including overseas, but at this point there have been users who have shown negative reactions. We need to carefully evaluate many things, such as how we can mitigate the negatives, how much we can introduce into the Japanese regulations, what users will accept and what they will not. Then, if such efforts are in line with our mission to “keep creating and always be fascinating,” we will consider them further, but if they are perceived as a move to simply make money, then we will consider the idea of letting go of our position.

Ubisoft and its implementation of NFT in games is not understood by users

Last December, Ubisoft, another video game giant and creator of Assassin's Creed, Crysis, Souls of Glory and many others, announced that it had implemented NFT in some of its games and planned to launch its own.

Through Ubisoft's Quartz platform, players can earn "numbers" through limited drops of in-game tools such as weapons, vehicles and cosmetics, which can then be sold freely using digital currency packs.

The program is based on Tezos, so NFT can also be purchased outside of Ubisoft Quartz.

But even here, game fans seem to be reacting lukewarmly to Ubisoft's choice to bring NFT into mainstream gaming. However, a few days ago, Ubisoft executive Nicolas Pouard said that he supports this theory and is optimistic about it.

Pouard says gamers have yet to effectively internalize the limitless potential of NFT, and once users understand that they can gain full ownership and potential revenue from gaming assets on the secondary market, apathy turns to excitement and enthusiasm.

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