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Nintendo to unveil its first mobile game Thursday, October 29
We’ve known Nintendo has been developing mobile games in partnership with DeNA since the beginning of this year. We also know that the Japanese video game creator plans on producing at least five mobile titles by the year 2017, and the first one is slated to arrive sometime before the end of the year. If you’ve been waiting for more details on Nintendo’s first mobile game, we have some good news for you.
According to Nintendo’s new president Tatsumi Kimishima, the company plans to unveil its first mobile title on Thursday, October 29th.
This was confirmed by Kimishima during the recent reporting of the company’s financial results, which turned out to be much weaker than expected. Nintendo’s revenues fell way below expectations due to its console business underperforming, especially when it comes to the Wii U and 3DS handheld devices. Both of these devices have been on the market for several years. According to some analysts, heading into the smartphone gaming business could generate meaningful sales for Nintendo because the company has done a great job at appealing to casual gamers.
Nintendo isn’t putting all of its eggs in the smartphone gaming basket, though. Kimishima said on Wednesday that the company is still prioritizing its console business and has a next-generation system in the works.