Nintendo to introduce its first smartphone game tomorrow
posted by Alan F. / Oct 28, 2015, 11:54 AM
One Wall Street analyst believes that Nintendo could end up using the games to promote its console line. That doesn't mean that the company is giving up on producing some decent sales figures with the new titles. The company's focus is on "casual gamers" who like to play games on their mobile devices. But CEO Satoru Iwata did say earlier this year that he expects to see those playing Ninteno's smartphone games "explore more premium experiences on our dedicated game systems."
The mobile gaming market is full of free and freemium titles. The latter games can be downloaded for free, but require players to make in-app purchases of special tools, or powers, necessary for the user to have any chance of success in the game. While Nintendo faces tough competition in this market, its CEO expects each of its smartphone games to be a hit.
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Damn! I misread the title and clicked the moment I saw it. I read " Nintendo to introduce its first smartphone tomorrow". How cool would that be!
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 11:58 AM 9
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It will probably happen eventually. Mobile gaming is a big business and Nintendo likes to make their own hardware. So probably sooner rather than later.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 12:21 PM 0
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The Nintendo Phone Boy with a 5.7" Super AMBLED display and includes Tetris, Mario, Zelda and more. With an option of a 128GB SD card with game ROM hard-coded to the chip with its own 1GB of ram with the phone having 2GB of its own RAM. SD808 and have Samsung or LG make it. Make all games download able from N-Store.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 1:47 PM 0
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This is going to be Apple in the future when Android or someone else's market share and just not profits investments pay off. You knew Sony and Ms losing money but providing cutting edge and high end tech in the PS and Xbox was going to eventually pay off. While Nintendo only concentrating on profit gouging eventually had to resort to the wii and now mobile to satiate their profit margins without offering anything big budget. Now Sony and MS has the market all to themselves. Once mobile OS mature and simple and just works is too simple, Apple will finally get what they deserve and will have to be beggars like Nintendo is going mobile. Lol
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 12:07 PM 3
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Beggars? They have thousands of premium app developers and you say they are begging on nintendo to release it on their ios device? Get this fact: Ios has only dozens of their devices while android has hundreds or even thousands to support for app development. For example. How long did it take to release the fallout shelter on android when it was introduced on ios?
posted on Oct 29, 2015, 7:15 AM 0
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Please let it not be an in-app-ocalypse. PLEASE LET IT NOT BE AN IN-APP-OCALYPSE.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 12:37 PM 2
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I will be heartbroken if Nintendo adopts the IAP model.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 4:00 PM 2
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I remember back in the 80's when hardcore gamers were saying how much better Sega was and how one day Nintendo would be reduced to making Mario games for Sega. Ended up being the other way around. Then Nintendo said it wouldn't port anybody it's games to other mobile platforms and now look. I think Nintendo should pay LG or Samsung to make a smartphone with a customized version of Nadroid, like Amazon did, make it GSM and port all their games to it from the past and charge for them. The following collections would be awesome: The Super Mario World Collection The Tetris Collection The super Mario Land Collection The Pokémon Collection Many more.... Give it midrange hardware and sell it off contract for 299.99 with one collection of 3 games included. Not stripped down games. The original roms hard-coded to the firmware.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 1:54 PM 1
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I thought pokemon shuffle for ios was the first smartphone game from Nintendo !!! No idea what this article is actually about....
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 3:01 PM 0
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0/28/9633272/nintendo-smartphone-game-miitomo didn't really expect a Mii cross app, wanted more of a game lol.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 9:52 PM 0
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