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Nintendo is embracing mobile games

Nintendo plans to launch its first authentic mobile game in 2016

Nintendo has become the latest game developer and publisher to begin focusing more on mobile games. The Japanese company has a long history with making games mobile-friendly, being the premier name in the provider of handheld gaming consoles. Now, the company is unveiling its first game made specifically for smartphones: Miitomo. The game will serve as a type of social application, allowing users to share information with one another with their Mii avatars.

Company sees significant promise in the mobile gaming space as more consumers rely on their smartphones for entertainment

The company had initially planned to launch the game at the end of this year, but has delayed the launch until March of 2016. This has cast some doubts on Nintendo’s mobile gaming plans, leading to a 10% decrease in the company’s shares. Despite this, however, Nintendo believes that its Miitomo title will be a success among its longstanding fans, especially those that have become very interested in mobile games over the past several years.

Miitomo will make mobile games more social

Mobile Games - Gaming on Mobile DeviceMiitomo resembles other social applications in that it allows users to interact with one another in real time. They will be using their Mii avatars to accomplish this, with the avatars themselves serving as a way to allow user sot get to know one another. Nintendo intends to introduce some of its popular characters into the mobile game at a later date, introducing some nostalgia into the title and making it more familiar with consumers that have been Nintendo fans since the company got its beginning.

Nintendo will not be focusing exclusively on mobile games

Nintendo is just one of several companies that has begun to focus on mobile games. Konami, another Japanese developer and publisher, recently announced that it would be focusing almost exclusively on mobile titles for the foreseeable future. Nintendo does not intend to follow suit, but the company will be paying more attention to the mobile space, especially as the demand for enjoyable and highly social mobile games continues to rise among consumers.

Konami clarifies its interest in mobile games

Mobile gaming will become a significant focus for Konami

Acclaimed Japanese game developer Konami recently announced that it will be focusing more heavily on mobile games. This announcement had sent ripples through the game industry, with long-time fans of Konami criticizing the company for its shifting focus. Recently, the developer apologized for its seemingly exclusive devotion to mobile games, clarifying that it will not be giving up on producing games for consoles and PC. Konami has also revealed some of its plans concerning mobile gaming in order to provide consumers with more information on the subject.

Developer believes that mobile games can be a powerful revenue stream

The developer has been racing to catch up with others that have begun to focus on mobile games. According to Konami president Hideki Hayakawa, the developer shifted toward mobile gaming several years ago. The company sees great promise in this sector, as consumers have shown that they are eager to spend money in games for exclusive content, power-ups, and other bonuses. Konami has yet to settle on a monetization model for its future mobile games, but intends to make these games a constant revenue stream rather than a product that can only be sold once.

Game industry is becoming more mobile

Konami - Mobile GamesMobile games have become a very powerful aspect of the game industry. Consumers have shown aggressive interest in these games, largely due to how convenient they are. These games can be played anywhere and at any time, and most do not require an Internet connection to play. Games with purchasable content have become a significant revenue stream for some developers. While some gamers disapprove of what they call microtransactions — in-game purchases — many consumers have shown that they are willing to pay for additional content, whatever it may be.

Konami will not abandon consoles and PC

Konami’s growing focus on mobile games will not eclipse its devotion to more traditional games, such as those developed for consoles and PCs. The company will continue to develop the games it has become famous for, but the mobile sector is becoming too important to ignore. As such, mobile games have become a significant part of the company’s future.