Posted Thu, Jun 16, 2011 by Martuk
If we are going to destroy the value of the game software — once we have done so, it’s a difficult job to recover from that situation.
Iwata yielded the point that some of these models do tend to generate a substantial amount of revenue through microtransactions and advertisement, but he's not sold on the idea that the free-to-play craze is going to last. While maintaining that Nintendo is not interested in the model, Iwata does state that if Nintendo were to do something similar, it would be something completely different.
Source: All Things D