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U.S. Switch owners power Arena of Valor past 1 million downloads

  • Free-to-play games are finding a curious and willing audience on Nintendo’s latest platform.
  • Switch owners have downloaded Tencent’s Arena of Valor more than 1 million times since it launched in September.
  • Arena of Valor is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle game similar to League of Legends and Dota 2.
  • What’s especially important for Arena of Valor and publisher Tencent is that the United States is the biggest territory for the Switch version.
  • And the timing of a successful launch of a new game on a popular platform in the United States is a big help on that front.
  • Beyond Arena of Valor, however, is more evidence that the Nintendo Switch audience is embracing free-to-play.
  • It is free-to-play, and it surpassed 1 million downloads in under a month.
  • That free-to-play battle royale shooter was already popular, but launching on the Switch helped it reach even more people.

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