Pokemon Shuffle

Nintendo has dabbled in the free-to-play market for some time now, and their latest attempt testing the micro-transaction based waters, Pokémon Shuffle, may be their most popular creation yet, with a timely announcement that the title has clocked up more than 2.5 million downloads.

The milestone was reached just three weeks after the original one million mark was hit. To celebrate, players will be given a free Disruption Delay item. The latest update for the title has also added new stages and Pokémon.

Despite a mixed reception, Pokémon Shuffle's user base is seemingly growing by the day. Just how much money is Nintendo actually making though? Unlike a smartphone, the 3DS does not support in-game advertising, so the Jewel system is the only way Nintendo can profit from their latest free-to-play exercise.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve taken the plunge and spent some of your cash or eShop credit on Jewels.

[via eurogamer.net]