Nintendo of America executive Scott Moffitt has spoken about Nintendo’s decision earlier this year to start producing games for mobile devices. Moffitt said that the company “can’t deny the massive install base of smartphones out there,” but he stressed that the decision should not be taken to mean that Nintendo is moving away from their own platforms.
“We can’t deny the massive install base of smartphones out there, and some fans that aren’t old enough yet to afford their own gaming console, perhaps for those consumers they can start to appreciate some of our content and build a relationship with some of our characters and our franchises. We feel it’s going to be an additive to our console business.” —
As other executives have stated before, Nintendo will not be ignoring their own consoles; in fact, the reason that the NX system was announced on the same day was to demonstrate that the company remains committed to their home consoles. He also reiterated that Nintendo has no plans to port any of its existing games to mobile devices; instead, they will be developing new games.
“Mobile and console are two different types of gaming experiences and I don’t think the approach we’ll take is to just port existing content over to the mobile. That really wouldn’t be doing justice to those devices and to that experience. It’s a different kind of gameplay.” —