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Nintendo say they want a bigger piece of mobile gaming pie

Published: 08:03, 30 April 2018
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Following a streak of incredibly impressive results with the Switch, the fluffiest of fluffy companies, Nintendo, have announced increased activity on the mobile gaming front, which goes in line with the company's partnership with Cygames.

News of Nintendo announcing a mobile game called Dragalia Lost seems to have caught everyone by surprise, even the surprise had more to do with public expectations than the company's love for Benjamin Franklin and his banknotes. Nevertheless, the company ain't stopping on just one game.

Apparently, Cygames had a very elaborate plan for Dragalia Lost, enticing Nintendo into partnership and selling the Japanese company 5 per cent of company stock. Obviously, we're not talking about short term plans here.

Nintendo's plan for mobile games is still unchanged, i.e. they'll be using their IP in well developed mobile games, so as to spread the gospel. The ultimate goal is to spread awareness of Nintendo's lovable characters and make the entire model work with the company's console business.

The company expressed willingness to do the same in case another developer's vision of mobile games strikes a match with Nintendo. This would not impose on the existing company relations, such as the one with DeNA, Nintendo claim.

In a peculiar outburst of maturity, Nintendo reflected on getting hung up on their flops, claiming the company has come to terms that some things work out while some don't. Having said that, the company is adamant they'll be looking to tighten their relations with customers, instead of sulking around over flopping hardware.

Nintendo's new president Tatsumi Kimishima seems to have really started well and with the Switch selling better than hotcakes ever will, things really look rosier than rosy. In fact, it has recently come to light that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold more than any of its predecessors , which really says enough about Nintendo's latest revival.

It has also been said that Nintendo will be outrunning Microsoft's console business in 2018 so here's to a successful year. And please bring Diablo to Switch already.

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