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Nintendo and Sony are expanding their mobile phone footprint

by Omerta Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:34 pm

Miyamoto just popped up on stage with Tim Cook during their umpteenth iPhone reveal.

Mario is going to be in a paid mobile phone game. It looks like something akin to a side-scrolling Temple Run. Apparently Pokemon GO is getting support for their Apple Watch, too.

The prophecy is coming true. Nintendo is branching out beyond super duper mega hardcore gaming machines like the Wii U to go even more casual than what's typical of them.

What say you, Racketeers? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

EDIT: Stumbled across this article.

https://toucharcade.com/2016/09/06/sony-wants-to-go-the-pokemon-go-way-plans-to-get-more-aggressively-into-mobile/

Pokemon GO made an impression on the Playstation division and they're looking to tap into the market with their IPs.
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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by noiseredux Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:40 pm

Temple Run, shmemple run. Just give us an Android Mario Golf and call it a day.
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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by retrosportsgamer Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:45 pm

I like that it isn't free-to-play. I'll gladly buy the full game and could see myself coming back to it quite a bit at the office.
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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by Exhuminator Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:45 pm

Considering the success of Pokemon GO, I fully expected Nintendo to start getting serious with mobile. This is no surprise. I'll wait and see what they start doing with the medium before I pass judgement.
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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by fastbilly1 Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:48 pm

Super Mario Run does not really interest me, but I love that they are doing mobile games.
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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by dsheinem Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:48 pm

Good!
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by noiseredux Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:51 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:Super Mario Run does not really interest me, but I love that they are doing mobile games.


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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:05 pm

Exhuminator wrote:Considering the success of Pokemon GO, I fully expected Nintendo to start getting serious with mobile. This is no surprise. I'll wait and see what they start doing with the medium before I pass judgment.


FYI...One of the things they are doing is Fire Emblem; so, I may finally play through one of those games. :lol:

I am also curious to see how it enters this market. I suspect that it will be a combination of free-to-play and premium content, but I really don't know how it will price its games. It will be interesting to see if it takes the "normal" approach, the [urlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-quest-viii/id862972069?mt=8]Square Enix approach[/url], or a combination of the two.
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by noiseredux Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:08 pm

I don't care about cost honestly. Charge me whatever it would cost for a FE game on the 3DS eShop and I'd pay it if I wanted to play FE on mobile. Heck, I'd probably buy it JUST to encourage Nintendo to keep going in this trajectory.

Imagine a world where Ninty knew that their games would sell more on Steam than they do on Wii U :shock:
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Re: Nintendo is expanding their mobile phone footprint

by Sarge Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:19 pm

This is a way to build more brand awareness. Hook the kiddos with the simple stuff, have them clamoring for their parents to buy them more Nintendo stuff.
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