Tim Cook meets Nintendo executives in Japan, gets to play a preview of the first Mario iOS game

Tim Cook meets Nintendo executives in Japan, gets to play a preview of the first Mario iOS game
Perhaps the biggest cheer at the event held last month by Apple to introduce the new iPhone models, came when it was announced that Mario would be making his first appearance in an iOS game. Apple CEO Tim Cook got to play a preview of Super Mario Run when he took some time to meet with Nintendo executives yesterday.

Cook is in Japan this week having arrived from Shenzhen, China. There, he announced Apple's plans to open an R&D center in the country sometime in 2017. China remains a very important market for the tech titan, and building the R&D center allows Apple to show the Chinese government how serious it is about growing its business there.

In Japan on Wednesday, Cook disseminated a tweet which included a picture showing the executive playing Super Mario Run. Cook was sampling the game while Mario's famous creator Shigeru Miyamoto looked on. The endless runner game allows you to earn coins as Mario runs over obstacles. The longer you touch the screen, the higher the iconic Nintendo character jumps. The game is expected to launch this holiday season as a paid app.


source: @tim_cook via AppleInsider

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10 Comments

1. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

What is the market share of apple in Japan?

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

AFAIK Apple leads in Japan, followed by Sony

2. Unordinary unregistered

Cant wait!

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

eagerly waiting for this. hope it lives up to the hype.

4. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

In other news, Samsung Electronics CEO last seen running a hose from his cars exhaust pipe to the drivers side partially open window.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

? in other news this guy creams himself over samsung.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

This was a dumb post. Some of your posts make Apple fans look stupid. ctdog, no offense, but sometimes you deserve the backlash you get for your posts.

10. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Don't be such a baby, it's just a joke.

6. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

After the iOS release it go to be released soon after that for Android.

9. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Mind blown!

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