According to The Verge, Nintendo is planning a new strategy in bringing the classic games to the mobile platforms.
In the recent release of financial statements, Nintendo expressed interest in smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. The source said that the company would be considering making classic games, such as Mario and Pokemon, available on the iOS and Android platforms with no additional charges. However, the games will only be in demo versions and not in full.
Insiders point out that, by releasing demo versions of the Nintendo games, users can experience the games first hand without any purchase. This will promote the sales of Nintendo games and consoles, such as the Nintendo 3DS. In the future, through Nintendo applications, ‘mini games’ will be available together with game information and other multimedia news.
In order to level the competition in the industry, Nintendo has not given up on the production of living room and hand-held gaming consoles. Information about Nintendo’s newest projects, code-named ‘Fusion Terminal’ and ‘Fusion DS’, show that the new consoles will be equipped with Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) drive and slot for 3DS cartridges.