The Wall Street Journal has gathered together a number of industry analysts to discuss Nintendo’s upcoming move to enter the crowded mobile market. Each of the analysts have a different opinion about the move but they remain cautiously optimistic. Here’s what they had to say to the publication about the decision.
“If he (Mario) fails, it could be game over. If he gets past the next stage, he unlocks a completely new market for Nintendo to conquer.” – Serkan Toto, a Tokyo-based game industry consultant
“We believe this is now going to be the core of the new Nintendo.” – Analyst Atul Goyal at Jefferies & Co.
“This is a desperate move. It’s not a choice they wanted to make.” – Amir Anvarzadeh, head of Japan equity sales at the brokerage BGC Partner