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300,000 People have Downloaded Namco’s F2P Gundam Game

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While US gamers might now know it, Namco Bandai is putting its feet in the F2P pool with Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation.

The game was released on June 28 exclusively for the PS3 in Japan. Now, in that short timeframe between June 28 to July 2, the F2P Gundam game has already been downloaded more than 300,000 times!

Of course, the fact that it’s a free-to-play (F2P) game certainly doesn’t hurt. The way this scheme works in Battle Operation is that each mission costs “sortie energy.” While it does restock over time, you can also buy it using real-world money.

In celebration of this 300,000 milestone, Namco is hosting a campaign where 50,000 players can get free sortie energy.

If you want to try the game out, just create a Japanese PSN account and voila! You’re good to go!

While 300,000 doesn’t seem that big, keep in mind this is exclusive to Japan! I can only imagine what the numbers would be if this was available worldwide.

Congrats, Namco! Let’s hope they bring something like this in the US, no?

Source: Siliconera