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08-11-2011, 12:47 PM #1
Are Top Nintendo Games for iOS Inevitable?
Pressure is mounting for Nintendo to bring a plethora of its most legendary and popular titles to the rival mobile gaming platform that Apple's iOS has become. As chronicled in great detail by Bloomberg on Thursday morning, investors are possessed of the mindset that Nintendo must now do what is "good for business" and expand deep into iPhone and iPad territory.
In “Super Mario 3DLand,” Nintendo Co. will make its iconic Italian plumber battle turtle-like Koopa Troopas on its 3-D player. The company instead should develop titles for Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone, investors say.
Sources close to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata say that the company is frustrated and confounded by the reality that consumers continue to "shun Nintendo devices" in order to more routinely and actively engage games on iPhones, iPads and even on Facebook.
And Nintendo is bleeding cash as a result of its failure to compete with smartphones and social networks. "The flop of the 3DS debut prompted the company to cut prices 40 percent in Japan and 32 percent in the U.S., the first time the games developer has resorted to such a move within six months of a product’s debut," the Bloomberg
08-11-2011, 12:52 PM #2
Nintendo would make so much money off games on iOS. I personally would love to play Mario on my iPhone and would probably buy every game that came out on the iPhone or iPad
08-11-2011, 12:56 PM #3
I want excite bike for my phone
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08-11-2011, 01:05 PM #6
playing mario kart with my friends through the iPhone's wifi or bluetooth, one can only hope
08-11-2011, 01:06 PM #7
Sweet. Tired of using emulators. Can't wait for games to be touchscreen ready and all
08-11-2011, 01:10 PM #8
Playing games that require a virtual controller are worthless IMO. My fingers don't stay in exactly the right spot so control sucks... it's frustrating.. and the virtual controls are never as accurate.
08-11-2011, 01:11 PM #9
I could see simpler games like Mario being a huge success, but I don't think things like Pokemon would workName? whereswaldo
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08-11-2011, 01:46 PM #12
Zelda!I Want Zelda!
08-11-2011, 02:27 PM #13
Nintendo would make money having their games on iOS.
Will they ever bring their games to iOS? Will Apple bring Mac OS X to PCs? Or iOS to other Phones? No no and no.
Anywho, 99% of the games are too complex. You would need physical buttons , NOT touch buttons.
And Nintendo, at the moment, are not in the huge trouble people make it to be. The have been basically printing money for the last 6 years, and they had one quarter with a loss.
If Apple had one quarter with loss today after the years of prosperity behind them, would people say it's time for them to pack it in?
Last edited by feidhlim1986; 08-11-2011 at 02:30 PM.
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08-11-2011, 03:00 PM #15
Yes the party is over with the DS and Wii, but they have a crap ton of money in the bank too. You'll see Nintendo games on a iOS when you see iOS on a Samsung phone.
Good luck playing Goldeneye on your iPhone, it's gonna control AWESOME!
08-11-2011, 04:15 PM #16
I don't think Nintendo wants to lower their prices to $.99-5 per game (the price range of the vast majority of games on iOS). If they wanted to do that, they'd do that on their current games on their current handhelds.
08-11-2011, 04:45 PM #17
Anyway, if they do end up making games for the iPhone, Nintendo won't die or lose its name, the 3DS still has better graphics than iOS, not to mention the 3D. Also the upcoming Wii U looks amazing and is sure to impress.
This rumor actually excites me because although i have a 3DS, sometimes i don't need the 3D (and crappy battery life) and just want a small device to play a quick nintendo game on.
08-11-2011, 05:20 PM #18
The Wii U looks like a good gadget.
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