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Posted: Jan 30th 2008 11:09AM Scopique said

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This sounds like it will fill a niche - kids too old for WebKiz or CP, but too young for parents unwilling to shell out $14.99 for games like WoW. I know that my nephews (10 and 13) would probably love something like this, and their parents wouldn't bat an eye, since basic play is free.

Posted: Jan 30th 2008 1:36PM (Unverified) said

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I question whether this will do well. As described, it's pretty clear that the target market is the younger player. But the price barrier-to-entry on a PS3 title is the console itself. Until the PS3 more fiscally available to those younger players, they really are aiming at a market that doesn't exist (yet). I have a PS3 and so do most of my friends, but we are all in our late 30s and low 40s. We aren't going to be looking for a "kiddie" MMO, we want a REAL MMO on the console!! And grabbing the kids of players like me might be a viable market, but how many of those parents are going to actually pay out micro-transactions for a game they don't play themselves? I suspect most will fall squarely on the "free play" side of the pay-or-don't-pay line.

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