Nintendo says it will launch two or three mobile games every year

Nintendo says it will launch two or three mobile games every year
Japanese company Nintendo said last year that it will release up to three mobile games in 2017. Among them, Fire Emblem: Heroes will be launched on Android and iOS on February 2, and Animal Crossing, which has just been delayed.

A third game might be released later this year, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Speaking to investors on Wednesday, Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima said that his company plans to launch two or three mobile games every year.

Although just 5% of those who downloaded Super Mario Run and played the free levels paid $9.99 to unlock the full game, Nintendo grossed $53 million since the game's release on the iOS platform. Super Mario Run is expected to make its debut on Android in March.

The upcoming Fire Emblem: Heroes is a free to play game that features a stamina system and in-app purchases, which are meant to seriously boost Nintendo's revenues.

On a side note, Nintendo is readying for the big launch of its Switch gaming console, which is suppose to arrive in March. According to Kimishima, no less than 70 game studios are now working at 100 title for this specific console.

source: Reuters

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4 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2228; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Just bring them to Windows 10 mobile Nintendo. I'll try the first 3 levels... for free ;)

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think its more viable for Microsoft to bring their xbox titles to WP10. Halo for example. I can't understand why they don't do it. Xbox Halo and WP10 are a match made it heaven. At least you could get Xbox fan to buy WP10 and then expand from there.

4. Subie

Posts: 2228; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good idea, and it would definitely be interesting to see what kind of game they might make for Windows Mobile out of the Halo series

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nice, I just hope they don't do any more time exclusivity deals with Apple I can understand why smaller devs need those deals, but a big company like Nintendo shouldn't screw over half/most their fans for a quick buck

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