The Nintendo Switch is easily the most innovative gaming console on the market right now. Able to be used in handheld mode or as a home console, the Switch has further enhanced its appeal since its launch in 2017 by stacking its game library with top-class exclusives and hundreds of indie gems.
For all of these reasons and more, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Nintendo Switch has already sold over 50 million units, even surpassing that of the 2013-released Xbox One series of consoles. Offering games to entice players into buying the hardware is one thing, but the console has also seen tremendous success in software sales.
Exclusive games are key to a console’s success, and while it’s debatable if the PlayStation 4 or Switch has the better exclusives, Nintendo certainly makes their games more accessible. The platform’s next big release is that of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and to help players get a feel for the game under the gargantuan Pokémon brand, the Switch has been running yet another a wildly popular demo offer.
Pokémon MDRTDX’s demo catches the headlines
The Pokémon brand sells itself and shouldn’t need much promotion when a new game is on the way. However, as Nintendo has shown with many of its other big-name exclusive releases, it doesn’t hurt to offer players a way of trying the game for free ahead of release.
The Pokémon MDRTDX demo showcases the game’s charming graphics, storyline, and its intriguing personality quiz at the start of the game. As soon as game outlets caught wind of the personality quiz, people all over the world started to talk about which Pokémon matched their personality and some of the scathing feedback from the quiz.
Now, far more people than previously anticipated would have booted up the new Pokémon game to play the personality quiz, but have gone on to try the game and find that they still enjoy it after the novelty of the quiz wears off. In this case, the demo exploded to the top of the Switch’s demo charts and certainly propped up pre-order figures.
Offering demos is a tried-and-trusted method
Demo discs in magazines used to be the status quo for any developer looking to expand its audience. Nowadays, games are even more expensive, and yet free demos are much less frequent. As such, people appreciate the try-before-you-buy approach when it presents itself on gaming platforms.
The free gaming offer has even transitioned from video game demos and to online gaming platforms. As the sector of gaming is so competitive, iGaming brands have had to start offering ways for people to play their games completely free. In fact, just by checking the latest offers, you can see multiple no-deposit bonuses that offer free ways to play the platform’s top games.
Nintendo has long been a fan of offering demos for its exclusive titles. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is just the latest in a long line that includes Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, and Daemon X Machina. In terms of console-exclusive demos, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One offering pales in comparison to the Switch.
Thanks to Nintendo’s tried-and-trusted commitment to offering players ways to try top games for free, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is bound to be a huge hit when it releases fully on 6 March.