A Brief History of Nintendo’s Mobile Gaming

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Six years ago, Nintendo branched into the world of mobile gaming, utilizing this platform to experiment with a variety of controls and features for their console games. Currently, Nintendo has six downloadable mobile games: Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Mario Kart Tour, Dragalia Lost, and Pikmin Bloom.

The company moved to mobile gaming for a variety of reasons. In the last few years, mobile gaming has been a rising platform for video games and generating a lot of revenue because of its accessibility to people. Alongside this reasoning, Nintendo predicted in 2014 that the revenue from consoles such as the DS and Wii U would decline. As a result, mobile gaming would be utilized to make up revenue. Nintendo President Kimishima explained that the platform would allow them to reach a larger number of players and be able to…

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