With the recent success of Nintendo’s second mobile game, Miitomo, and the announcement of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games on the way, it’s clear to see that Nintendo are slowly but surely wading their way into the mobile platform.
It’s certainly a busy and popular industry, but it’s always a risky move breaking into new territory. Fans may be concerned, but in a recent interview, president of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima has assured us that the company is entirely serious and dedicated to pursuing their mobile games, determined to produce top quality games.
When asked how serious Nintendo is towards their initiative for new software on smart devices, Kimishima is confident in his response. “We want to grow smart device gaming as one of the pillars of Nintendo’s revenue stream.”
Kimishima also reassured that their breakthrough into the mobile market will be supported by some of the company’s best. “We have very capable developers who are working on development of games for smart devices, as you already know,” he responded. “Of course, Mr. Miyamoto, our Creative Fellow, is also supporting the business for smart devices from a company-wide perspective. To explain the level of engagement of Mr. Miyamoto, he is having specific talks with developers of games for smart devices on what would be desirable overall.”
It is because of this that what we “see from the outside” as consumers “may be markedly different from what [Nintendo] see on the inside”. This can explain the doubt that many gamers have for Nintendo’s mobile market, but we need not worry, as Kimishima confirms “Our level of engagement has not lessened, so I hope you will understand that.”