Nintendo promises at least 2 new mobile games every year


There's plenty more to come from Nintendo.
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Nintendo might have other priorities with its new Switch console right around the corner, but it won’t be losing its focus on Android and iOS. The Japanese firm today confirmed that it plans to release two to three mobile games every year.

Nintendo graced us with its first mobile game, Miimoto, last March. It was an instant success, raking in around $280,000 every week at the height of its popularity. But things really took off for Nintendo with the release of Super Mario Run back in December.

Super Mario Run attracted a staggering 40 million downloads in just four days when it landed on iOS, and according to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, it has already made Nintendo over $50 million.

It’s no wonder the company wants to continue making games for mobile, then. According to Reuters, we can expect at least two to three new titles every year — but there’s currently no word on what they will be. We know the delayed Animal Crossing is on the list.

Nintendo’s announcement comes a day after it disappointed investors by slashing a third off its forecast operating profit for 2017 — despite the upcoming release of the Switch, which already has support from over 70 game makers developing over 100 titles.