Nintendo struggling, mobile devices could come to the rescue

Nintendo content on mobile is something many of us dream of, but it might be finding its way on to the table following the Japanese game company's latest financial reports. After forecasting a $240 million loss for the year following weak demand for the Wii U, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata outlined what may come next, as reported by Bloomberg:

“We are thinking about a new business structure,” Iwata said at a press conference yesterday in Osaka, Japan. “Given the expansion of smart devices, we are naturally studying how smart devices can be used to grow the game-player business. It’s not as simple as enabling Mario to move on a smartphone.”

Hardcore gamers are favoring the new PS4 or Xbox One, while casual gamers are rapidly shifting towards mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. Nintendo is a gaming institution, so we're all hoping it pulls through the tough times. But the prospect of Nintendo even considering mobile devices in its strategy has us more than a little excited.

Especially considering just some of the possible ways they could integrate with iOS. Anyone else still fancy seeing Mario, Zelda, and Metroid on iPhone?

Richard Devine

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