This morning Nintendo announced that they are partnering with a mobile gaming firm to bring their games to mobile platforms. The partnership with DeNA will mean new titles for smart devices, not just ports of existing games. The idea is to preserve the quality of the player’s experience. There will also be a service that will allow users to play across a variety of devices, including mobile, PC, and Nintendo’s other consoles—the Wii U and 3DS.
DeNA (pronounced D-N-A) isn’t well-known outside of Japan, but the multi-billion dollar company has been around since 1999.
Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata said that he believes expanding Nintendo to mobile could become a bridge for more customers to buy dedicated Nintendo consoles.