Nintendo to release five mobile games by March 2017

Alex Yau
May 11, 2015

The big news that Nintendo is entering the smartphone gaming market has been around a while. We can now tell you that the Japanese gaming giant plans release five mobile games by March 2017.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed this news in a meeting with investors. He said: “We aim to make each title a hit, and… this is not a small number at all and should demonstrate our serious commitment to the smart device business.”

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Iwata stressed Nintendo’s focus on releasing quality mobile games instead of just porting existing games to smartphones. He said: “If we were simply to port software that already has a track record on a dedicated game system, it would not match the play styles of smart devices, and the appropriate business models are different between the two, so we would not anticipate a great result.”

Nintendo first announced it was entering the smartphone gaming market when it struck a partnership with DeNA, a Japanese company specialising in mobile gaming platforms.

For more on Nintendo, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Nintendo page. 


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