After crossing the desert that is generally called “the Wii U”, Nintendo is back on the ground with the Switch, which benefits since its launch in March 2017 from an online store more and more supplied, even if it comes close to too much. -full. Fortunately, the builder hopes to guide your choices soon.
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Sell better to sell more: this is how we could probably sum up the new patented find from the Japanese manufacturer. Faced with an eShop that sometimes borders on saturation, and enchants with relatively unequal quality outputs, Nintendo hopes, thanks to an algorithm of its own, to guide lost or timid players, by suggesting to them “their next favorite game”, as a competitor would say so well. American.
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The document submitted in September 2019 and recently unveiled by the portal PatentScope Indeed reveals that Nintendo hopes without posting it to rate each game to push the best of them. While gamers still can’t rate or review games in the online store, Nintendo seems to have come up with their own system:
The system stores or accesses a plurality of data records based on how a plurality of users have interacted with at least one video game. The system generates a community average for the game based on the plurality of data available.
The graphics provide an understanding of Nintendo’s calculation method, which generates a score based on the number of players and hours played : if more players play for longer, a title will be considered “great”, then “honest” and finally “bad”.
Depending on your own tastes, probably powerful in your gaming history, Nintendo could thus highlight the games that are most likely to make you checkout once again:
There are thousands of different video games available to consumers, spanning many genres, types, features … Information about games that a person likes (or dislikes) can be useful for. assess which new games (or old undiscovered games) may be particularly suitable for him. Indeed, with an ever increasing number of video games available, it can be difficult for some to find titles that will appeal to them, as new (and old) games can be slipped into large catalogs with a wide selection.
Obviously, nothing allows to say that this method will be applied or not by the manufacturer, since the “implicit notation” in question here goes back all the same the fall of 2019. Will there soon be a hidden lighthouse for you guide in the jungle of the eShop? The answer might surprise you …