Ben Taylor, Nintendo UK marketing manager has attempted to explain to VG247 why Nintendo franchises haven’t found their way onto Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Taylor says that only Nintendo platforms can support the functionality that their titles require.
If I was Nintendo and I wanted to make millions of dollars very quickly, I’d release Super Mario Bros. or Pokemon on iTunes. Why has Nintendo avoided this lucrative marketplace so far?
“Nintendo is home to some of the most creative and innovative gameplay experiences and franchises in the industry. We spend years developing consoles that will allow us to support the kind of game functionality that our titles demand. You wouldn’t be able to have the same immersive gameplay experience on other devices – Mario’s home is on Nintendo consoles!”