“Performance is temporarily getting better, you can’t get a true feel for Mario on smartphone or tablet, and this would also lead to a decrease in brand value over the long term,” states Nintendo.
Good old Nintendo. I don't think it would be the same if they made iPhone games.
They already have all the emulators for free on android and pc, so they might as well release them legitimately.
No one would buy them then...
You realize Nintendo makes money off of hardware and not just software, right? Releasing their games on the iPhone/App store is a ridiculously stupid business decision and Nintendo knows it. The benefits are so unbelievably short term, and considering Nintendo's recently reported profits, they don't need to resort to needless get-rich-quick schemes that will ultimately hurt them more than help.
@Poprocks Actually they make very little to no money on hardware. Software and online sale far outpace it.
They could just put the scraps like old GBA games on the phone market even that would get huge sales and also put those games on the e shop. Don't punish people for not wanting to get your hardware. They could easily do what i said and make a huge profit. You're going to play their games on a LCD screen forever and you're going to like it, LOL. EDIT: Well... not forever until they give you permission and you buy their new handheld in 2016 or 17 I know they will make a 3DS 2. Pop I'm talking about scraps, old games none of their new stuff. No it wouldn't hurt them it would put more money in their pockets. People already pirate Nintendo games this would be a way to get back some of that money cause not everyone pirates on smartphones. Selling to 4 markets is better then selling to 2. This would actually make their franchises even more popular and have a bigger market getting familiar with Old Fire Emblem games and Pokemon games. It would make people buy more 3DS if you really think about it. Its all about how they execute it.
@jeffgoldwin Since when? Last time I checked Nintendo is one of few companies that sells their hardware without selling at a loss or, in Wii U's case, close to that. Nintendo makes PROFITS off of hardware. They have zero reason to stop selling it in favor of some software profits for the next year or two on the iPhone/App store, especially if the latter gives customers even less reason to purchase their current handheld/home devices. @TongkatAli They are already putting their games on 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. How is it no one can understand how that is a bad decision in the long term? You're asking Nintendo to give people even less of a reason to buy their consoles and therefor console exclusives.
I was thinking Nintendo should go all software and set up an all online account that manages all your Nintendo games. From your Nintendo account, you can download all your Nintendo games onto a smartphone, PC or gaming console (through PSN/XBL). They would basically offer all of their games from the NES, BG to the Wii/Wii u on PC. But seeing how antiquated Nintendo is with online, I doubt this would happen
Good at least some people have good thoughts still. Just look at recent cell phone games. Deus Ex cellphone - sucked, Halo cellphone - sucked, KOtOR cellphone edition - not even close to being as amazing as the original. Cellphone games are not and wil never be real games
In other words, 'we need to sell our own hardware', but I don't blame them for that at all. It makes perfect business sense.
I agree with Nintendo!
Eventually they will need to swallow their pride mobile has a much larger base. Its going to be very very hard to justify a next handheld. imo
You seem to think there is more money in smartphones then there really is. Nintendo needs to keep their IP's on their own systems. They stand to make much more money that way. If that market is so lucrative then why have Sony and Microsoft not flocked to that world to release content. Why have Uncharted and Little Big Planet and Gears of war not shown up on the Ipad? They haven't for the same reason Nintendo's properties haven't. Exclusivity is far more powerful than a quick buck.
Yes and no. Some multiplatform games make a killing in sales.
They need to do a Sega, ASAP!
Nintendo is right; it would hurt their brand. So many people just want them out of the way, as if they are a roadblock to the Industry or a Roadblock to their profits. I like all of the Console makers: MS- for Online PS- For its movie-like games & Quantic Dreams But without Nintendo game play would suffer and people may think that them still making software disproves my point, but the no. Nintendo's Hardware has usually been the inspiration for some of its best games. Analogue Sticks- NES Gamepads- Wii-Motes... (See History)
Obvious that this is just someone seeking to put nails in nintendos coffin. Sorry, but who would be that stupid to fall for that one.
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