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Nintendo seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

Nintendo seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

The surprise failure of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp probably didn't help, and the fact that Nintendo yesterday announced the delay of Mario Kart Tour for mobiles barely registered on most fan's radar. The title was initially expected to arrive in this quarter, but will now land on Android in the summer.

Nintendo is teaming up with mobile app developers Line Corporation and NHN Entertainment on the title.

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Friday it was developing a smartphone game with messaging app operator Line Corp, as it continues to branch out into mobile gaming and diversify its revenue streams.

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"We are hoping it will be a new point of contact between consumers and Nintendo that a wide range of people, regardless of age, gender, or experience with games can enjoy", says Nintendo.

Nintendo would be working on a brand new, smaller Nintendo Switch version, which would be on its way as early as in 2019. Miitomo may have come out a little feature-barren and arguably half-baked at first, but Nintendo learned its lesson and every mobile game since has been top-notch. Even Miitomo took over a year to dry up. Nintendo had previously projected 20 million Switch sales in this fiscal year but recently altered that to 17 million. The company will be bringing a new Dr. Mario game titled “Dr.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which released on December 7, sold 12.08 million units in just 24 days. Pokemon Go, played on cell phones, has proved a giant hit around the world.