The free-to-play mobile sensation is transformed into a paid-for 3DS game, but is the removal of microtransactions really a good idea?
According to the news today Nintendo are back in annual profit for the first time in four years. The Wii U is still a sales failure though and the rise of mobile gaming means the 3DS will never reach the heights of success of the DS. So while Nintendo may be off life support clearly they’re not out of the woods yet. Their future success seems inextricably linked to smartphones, and yet in exactly what way is still unclear. Even and especially after playing this mobile spin-off.