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Eidos president states that Nintendo needs to release their games on other platforms

by on June 6, 2013
Eidos president urges Nintendo to develop on other platforms.

Eidos president urges Nintendo to develop on other platforms.

According to a report made by Pocket Gamer yesterday, Ian Livingstone, the life president of Eidos, stated that Nintendo risks missing out on an entire generation of gamers unless they release their games on every platform.

Mr. Livingston’s argument was simple. He stated that strengthening an IP should take precedence over the health of the publisher’s platforms. Says Livingston, “Nintendo should have their IP on every platform, otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games.”

As more gamers spend more and more on games for their smartphones and tablets, more gamers are hoping that Nintendo will begin developing games for these platforms. Even investors in Nintendo had asked them to begin work on mobile games, particularly during times when neither of the company’s consoles (specifically the 3DS and Wii U) were doing well in the market.

Nintendo is still ignoring the warnings and urges, however, instead choosing to focus their attention on their own platforms.

Is this a wise decision by Nintendo? Or could Mr. Livingston be correct in his assessment?

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