Nintendo has not been into any smartphone or tablet platforms until now. However, the company spokesperson for Nintendo confirmed reports of a “new business structure” that is about to get incorporated within the frame. The all new structure could see Nintendo port a number of popular titles to different platforms including iOS and Android.
As per the Bloomberg reports, despite Nintendo’s previous aversion to launching its games on rival platforms, smart devices have become an area of particular interest. The spokesperson for the company describes it as a new business structure for the company. With the expansion of the smartphone devices, the iOS and android platforms could be used to increase the gaming business. This new move of Nintendo also could be the result of the studies that has find it out that on an average, most of the gamers spend more in the iOS App Store than on the gaming consoles, such as Nintendo 3DS.
The study has also thrown light to certain areas which includes Gaming consoles or gaming optimized handhelds experienced significant downfall in terms of consumer spending and packages game shipments due to seasonality. In addition, iOS and Google Play both are growing if we consider their growth in game downloads and consumer spending. Google play is likely to surpass the gaming optimized handsets in 2013. Furthermore, Nintendo has earlier considered using iOS in order to drive consumers back to their own hardware. But with the constant development in iPad and iPhone, it seems the company has finally started taking these devices as serious gaming platforms.
This is indeed great news for the Nintendo fans on the iOS android platform that the company has finally confirmed reports about its experiment with the iOS apps.
Although there could be another reason for Nintendo to try its luck on the smartphone on iOS platforms, as most individual are perfectly happy with their adequately smart phone, that leaves room for gaming and multitude of options. It has been long since the critics have suggested that Nintendo should branch out into iOS apps, which could help the company, earn some more money and opens up an opportunity for better business.
The company have confirmed reports about the experimentation they are making on the iOS platform, but it seems it will take a long time for the gamers to have full fledged Nintendo experience over the iOS platform. The company still believes that Nintendo games are best played and best enjoyed only on the Nintendo devices, so the full game play will still be there on the Nintendo devices. There are very least chance of expecting Nintendo themed endless runner or any other such content. It will definitely take a long time for the company to completely port Zelda or Mario games to the iOS and Android platform.