Nintendo bringing Dr. Mario to iOS, Android this summer

02 February, 2019, 04:41 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Artist's estimate of how small the rumored Nintendo Switch revision might look based on a Nikkei report

Nintendo didn't share any further details on how it will expand NSO, but during the briefing, the company teased that it is working on an unannounced Switch game that is "suitable" for the service (via Siliconera), presumably meaning it will emphasize online play. Nintendo also owns a five percent share of mobile developer Cygames, which released action-RPG Dragalia Lost with Nintendo a year ago.

A streamlined Switch would be cheaper to produce, especially one that doesn't include the current system's dock, allowing Nintendo to deliver a more appealing price point at the checkout.

According to credible new reports from Japan's Nikkei (via Engadget) the latter is true, with Nintendo eyeing off the customers who consider the Switch too bulky to be truly portable.

In an earnings report published yesterday, Nintendo revealed that it has now sold over 32 million Switch units, approaching the level of success of the N64.

Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, reported Thursday that its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 25 percent, boosted by the popularity of games for its Switch console.

That delay means Nintendo will miss its target of releasing two to three mobile titles each financial year, though CEO Furukawa said there was no change to that goal.

Its annual sales target also remained unchanged at 1.2 trillion yen.

The need to offset the fall-off in 3DS sales has led to speculation Nintendo will release another device such as a cut-price Switch.



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