Could Mobile Save Nintendo?

Nintendo has been a household name for ages. The Nintendo Entertainment System brought video games to a whole new generation. Some of us can still recall the midi-style music that accompanied the games. In a world where technology is moving as fast as the people, consoles are having to stretch to catch up. Even Nintendo is getting into the mobile scene with the Mario Kart 8 mobile app.

With more AAA companies casting their eyes towards mobile, people wonder what Nintendo will do in the future. In a way, Nintendo already has a great start with the Wii U. Sure, people say that it’s a failure and that the gamepad is a gimmick. But it allows developers to expand their gameplay. The gamepad is a localized tablet. It would not be too much of a stretch for Nintendo to cast its eye on the mobile market.

A Headstart

With the Wii U gamepad, Nintendo already has a leg up on what extending a game past the console can do. For those who have never had the change to play with a game on the Wii U, they are playable on the gamepad alone (if the developer adds the functionality). While the gamepad must be within range of the console, it isn’t too far-fetched to imagine what Nintendo could do if someone used a tablet with wi-fi or mobile internet.

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