Nintendo has been a little hit and miss with the mobile movement. Fans haven't really wanted them to do anything because touch controls would negatively impact some of the classic Nintendo games that we all know and love. In fact, there were rumors some time ago that Nintendo would develop classical controls for mobile devices.
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However, that isn't what is going to happen at all.
Instead, they are going to be working on something else. Nintendo's general manager of entertainment, ShinyaTakahashi, said this about the priority of Nintendo:
"Physical controllers for smart device applications are available in the market and it is possible that we may also develop something new by ourselves."
This means that they are going to work on something else. They are looking to create something more modernized and will be enjoyed not only by fans of Nintendo, but by upcoming generations. Hopefully, they are able to bridge the gap between the two so that they are able to find something we can all enjoy.
Nintendo's general philosophy seems to be that their games should be approachable for everyone from children to seniors, so they do tend to take a longer time to bring titles to life.
The Miitomo app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times, is one of those success stories. They have been able to reach a wide variety of people throughout all of the age groups. Takahashi confirmed that the remainder of the initial mobile releases are scheduled to be available by March 2017, according to Engadget.
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So far, Nintendo hasn't really issued a game that would be impossible to play without a controller. All of their mobile titles are easy to play in a touch screen environment. However, it is intriguing to imagine that people will have the choice in the future.