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Introduction

Sony's ground-breaking F2P Vita title Destiny of Spirits will be shut down at the end of June 2015. What does this failure tell us about the current and future state of the market on consoles?

Highlights

  • Destiny of Spirits was constrained by a fairly small installed base of devices and further hampered by a poorly balanced monetization strategy - which was great for gamers while it lasted!

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates what Sony did right and wrong with Destiny of Spirits
  • Considers how gamers are likely to react to the closure of games like this

Key questions answered

  • How gamers are likely to react to the closure of games like Destiny of Spirits?
  • What is the future of F2P on consoles?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • About Destiny of Spirits
  • Platform and commercial balance sank the game
  • A wake-up call for F2P console gamers

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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