In a recent Investor Q&A session in Tokyo, President Tatsumi Kimishima stated that Nintendo hopes to continue its mobile gaming foray with 2-3 releases a year. He was then backed up further by Mario and Zelda legend and creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.
“We will continue to make use of smart devices in order to increase the amount of people who experience Nintendo’s IP,” said Miyamoto.
“Nintendo Switch will remain our most important business, [but] we will continue to expand the smart-device business since it has gradually begun to contribute to Nintendo’s business as a whole.”
Our thoughts on Nintendo’s words?
While it’s clear that the company doesn’t need to rely on the income of Android and iOS markets due to the burgeoning and continued success of the 3DS (plus the impending launch of the Switch), it’s also clear that Nintendo stands to make a metric buttload of cash (official term) by putting their popular IP onto mobile devices. Imagine an online Mario Kart on phones? What about if Nintendo put a 1v1 Punch Out on your iPhone? How fast would you download the game, lose, and then break it in half? Come on, people. Join the wave of the future.