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Many people have clamored for Nintendo to make smartphones games, but according to these numbers, it just doesn’t make sense to do that. Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, generated less revenue than Animal Crossing New Leaf, and that’s the biggest franchise on smartphones & tablets. 

Via NeoGAF:

Rovios last years revenue:
 http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-r…ancial-results
Like I said, 150.000.000 Dollars revenue.

Animal Crossing sales in Japan: 3.608.632 (price: 4.800 Yen, that’s like 48 dollars).
http://www.famitsu.com/biz/ranking/

So, revenue is about 170.000.000 Dollars for Animal Crossing so far.

I think it’s best if Nintendo sticks to selling their IPs on their platforms.




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Of course going to mobile doesn't make sense, those who say otherwise have no knowledge of the market. The mobile market is just like the PC market, except with lower budgets and many, many more competitors. Even if your game makes incredible sucess, you're not going to get a lot of money by selling them for $1 anyway.

"Nintendo should make smartphone games, they'll be a huge success!"
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Rofl

Still waiting for them Metroid games :/

going mobile would probably hurt them more than help



'Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll.'
-Shigeru Miyamoto

lol


"Smartphones are the future of games"



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Nintendo is a serious business company that makes really huge amounts of money out of their multiple and varied products
they dont have time for mobile crap

This makes me very relieved that we'll be able to avoid the smartphone gaming market trend for a good while.
I'm okay with transitioning, but only when the quality can match that of the likes of Nintendo games. :)

Didnt Angry Birds come out in 2009? I'm surprised they are still making that much money.

I wonder what AC will be in 2014 ;p

anthony64641 said:


Many people have clamored for Nintendo to make smartphones games, but according to these numbers, it just doesn’t make sense to do that. Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, generated less revenue than Animal Crossing New Leaf, and that’s the biggest franchise on smartphones & tablets. 

Via NeoGAF:

Rovios last years revenue:
 http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-r…ancial-results
Like I said, 150.000.000 Dollars revenue.

Animal Crossing sales in Japan: 3.608.632 (price: 4.800 Yen, that’s like 48 dollars).
http://www.famitsu.com/biz/ranking/

So, revenue is about 170.000.000 Dollars for Animal Crossing so far.

I think it’s best if Nintendo sticks to selling their IPs on their platforms.


Here's the problem (and mind you, I own and love the 3DS), the problem is that dedicated hand helds are going to die out. That's not even up for debate imo. Anyone with unbiased views can see this coming a mile away. Apple doesn't even really TRY to paint their idevices as hand held gaming platforms, and look at how well it's done. Just imagine when they DO decide to go after handhelds. There's nothing Nintendo can do at that point. If they just stick around until the boat has sunk, it's too late. Nintendo needs to do something BEFORE then imo. Their entire company depends on it because that's their bread and butter.



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EricFabian said:
lol


"Smartphones are the future of games"


Smartphones are the future of gaming.  Handhelds are also the future of gaming.  Consoles are the future of gaming.  PC is the future of gaming.  The industry is growing, and as more people enter the industry, some will be best served by a phone and others with a 3DS.  In the end, it's a good thing for all of us.