Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour Delayed, Will Hit Android Later In The Year

Yolanda Curtis
February 7, 2019

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 1, 2019.

Nintendo needs to find new sources of revenue to offset the decline of its aging 3DS handheld console, analysts say. The fall is the busiest gaming release season for big titles, in most cases, so a summer release window would slot it right between two blockbuster seasons.

Nintendo was once fiercely against releasing mobile games, but as fate would have it, this would prove a somewhat successful and lucrative endeavor for the company.

Line Corps' shares rose by an estimated 12 percent since Nintendo released the statement, while their shares went down 9 percent.

Nintendo set another record for Switch sales in the Holiday quarter but stayed behind the initial goal to sell 20 million Switch consoles in its fiscal year.

The game, titled "Dr. Mario World" will be released early summer this year according to a statement released by the company. 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.

The proliferation of smartphones has created a larger base of potential players and also widened the field to competition, with Nintendo entering the unfamiliar market cautiously and wary of damaging its family-friendly reputation. "Construction on the "Super Nintendo World" area at Universal Studios Japan is to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics".

Nintendo has updated its sales figures for Switch software and things are really looking up.

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