Nintendo chief affirms mobile apps are on the way
Appearing at an investor briefing yesterday, CEO and president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata, confirmed that the company is considering the release of an official mobile application for the company's services.
It is not going to be mobile versions of Nintendo's popular games, it seems, but rather something similar to Sony's PlayStation or Valve's Steam apps, that serve as a gateway to their respective gaming universes from your mobile device. Mr Iwata's reasoning for that is that "When you adapt too much, you lose what's unique about you," he mentioned, though saying that Nintendo doesn't specifically restrict its developers from creating mobile games with its popular characters.
Thus Nintendo's consoles are not going away any time soon, and the Wii U's Nintendo Network ID (NNID) log-in, will get valid for smartphones and tablets, too. A new direction for Nintendo will also be "non-wearable" health monitoring and "quality of life (QOL)" devices that the company plans to do in an entertaining and sticky manner, which, knowing what it did with the Wii controller, is perfectly plausible.