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It's not quite game over at the annual Tokyo Game Show opening Thursday, but with smartphones, tablets and other computer-like devices luring people away from the once-dominant consoles devoted to video games, the rules have changed.
He said one of his company's blockbuster Gundam games was offered for free, but raked in 700 million yen ($8.9 million) in revenue by charging for additional playing after the first three free eight-minutes of play per day.
The introduction Wednesday of the slimmer PlayStation 3 home console with bigger memory storage, key for social games and downloads, was in response to such consumer needs, he said.