Earlier this month, the gaming industry lost a bright, creative mind in Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. The longtime Nintendo leader's untimely and tragic death was felt throughout the community, and his absence leaves us poorer.
But while the company grieves its beloved leader, business must go on. From this perspective, Iwata leaves behind the first steps toward correcting some of Nintendo’s recent financial troubles. The mobile partnership with DeNA will bring new, unique titles to smartphones and tablets. DeNA is also working on a successor to Club Nintendo, which will hopefully transition licensing from hardware-based to account-based.