Nintendo opens partnership with mobile developers as it seeks to expand its mobile gaming business. Developers, be ready for when it comes.
According to the president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, as reported by Pocketgamer.biz, the Japanese company will open a partnership with mobile developers.
“There is the possibility that we will join with other partners to further expand our smart-device business if needed”, said Kimishima during the company’s financial Q&A session.
Nintendo is already promoting its new games on iOS and Android. These games include Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes. Those two games are a result of a collaboration between Nintendo and Japanese publisher, DENA.
The partnership with DENA, according to Kimishima is something that the company should cherish and maintain. He stated that creating a great bond with other companies is crucial for moving forward.
Nintendo also recently acquired a five percent stake for Dragalia Lost game developer, Cygames. The reason why Nintendo partner up with Cygames is because they feel Dragalia Lost has a great idea and can cope with Nintendo’s concept.
Kimishima then added that he wants mobile games to be part of Nintendo’s revenue in the future. The company previously was predicted to have an additional US$2.5 billion in revenue.
One key reason for the success of Nintendo is obviously because of its great mobile sales in Asia and also the Middle East. “I cannot say with certainty how large the market will grow, but we do plan to work on expanding the scale of it,” said Kimishima.
To do that, obviously, Nintendo needs partners. This includes partners such as developers, publishers, and obviously, players.
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Edited by Devi