First Nintendo smartphone game coming before the end of this year
The executive reiterated that Nintendo will not simply port over existing titles. That's because the game play on smart devices is different than on dedicated gaming consoles and Iwata says that the results would not be positive. While Nintendo does plan on using some of the characters that it is known for, the goal is to get smart device game players familiar with Nintendo. The CEO says that this will hopefully lead them to "explore more premium experiences on our dedicated game systems." In other words, Nintendo wants game players to enjoy playing its mobile games so much, that they shell out more cash to buy the upcoming NX console.
Iwata has high hopes for each of the smart device games, which is why the company is releasing what sounds like a small number of titles. He expects each game to be a hit and will run each one for a "a significant amount of time after their releases." He says that this proves how committed Nintendo is to gaming on smart devices.
source: Nintendo via TheVerge, AndroidCentral