Nintendo said that two of its games, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, are coming to smartphones, as it looks to “expand the revenue base” of its mobile products.
It said that both are “pure game applications”, whereas its existing title, Miitomo, has more of a social focus. According to The Wall Street Journal, one new game had been anticipated for June.
While Nintendo was late to the smartphone games market, Miitomo has showed early signs of success. It has 10 million users worldwide so far, with more than 300 million conversations started in the app.
Nintendo said wants to “create a synergetic effect between the smart device business and Nintendo’s dedicated game system business”, with the aim for the new activity to be profitable in its own right.
The comments came as the company reported its full year results, which saw profit dropping by 61 per cent to JPY16.5 billion ($148 million), on revenue which fell 8 per cent to JPY504.5 billion.