Super Mario coming to iPhone and iPad?

mario for iphone

With the launch of its 3DS device a flop by Nintendo’s standard, the company is facing increasing pressure from its investors to develop its coveted game titles such as Super Mario for other platforms, notably on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

“Smartphones are the new battlefield for the gaming industry,” said Ohki, a fund manager at Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co. “Nintendo should try to either buy its way into this platform or develop something totally new.”

Nintendo president Iwata once said Nintendo will only make titles for its own products as long as he’s in charge. Thus do not hold your breath for any Mario title for iOS soon, unless there is major change in this strategy.

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