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access_time August 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM in Features by Ramon Aranda

Nintendo Being Pressured to Bring Games to the iPhone

With sales numbers slumping across the board for Nintendo, a number of investors are putting the pressure on the company to bring their games to the iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report.

With Nintendo being forced to cut the price of the 3DS by $80 within the same year of its launch, a first for the company, investors say Nintendo need to be looking at iOS devices as possible new platforms in order to get a piece of the growing pie.

“Smartphones are the new battlefield for the gaming industry,” said Ohki, a fund manager at Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co. “Nintendo should try to either buy its way into this platform or develop something totally new.”

President Satoru Iwata however, says that Nintendo will only develop games for its own platforms so long as he’s in charge and isn’t keen on moving its IPs to any other non-Nintendo platforms.

[Bloomberg]

Comments:

  • Paul_Schifferli August 12, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Nintendo will never allow Mario or Link to appear on non-Nintendo consoles. That’s the only reason Nintendo still exists, is because of their licenses. If they begin licensing out, they’ll go the way of Sega. Why? Cause you won’t need to buy a Wii U if you can get Mario elsewhere

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