Nintendo Sales Prove Dedicated Game Devices Are Here to Stay, Despite Smartphones

With games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood set to make $200 million this year alone, there's no denying that mobile games are a huge business. However, Nintendo doesn't think smartphones are about to replace dedicated game devices.

"It seems that the market status of video games for dedicated platforms is increasingly being reported as pessimistic in contrast with the popularity of smartphones," Nintendo president president Satoru Iwata said at the company's Corporate Management Policy Briefing. But Iwata presented Nintendo sales numbers that contradict that pessimism, showing that dedicated video game platform still have "ample business opportunities."

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