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Will Super Mario Make An Entry Into iDevices

August 12, 2011  |  iPad News  |  Share

Super Mario for iDevices

When the video game title Mario Bros was launched in the 1980s, every game lover was addicted to it. The signature background score became synonym with video game music and the Mario and Luigi became house hold names. Titles like these had a huge fan following for a long long time. They do even now. Mario and other famous titles were created by Nintendo, the console and gaming giant and hence are available only for Nintendo’s hardware. Does that mean iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users will never get to enjoy these every green game titles?

If recent reports are to be believed then there is some hope left. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo investors have been pressurising the company to start offering some of their famous game titles on Apple’s mobile devices. Some of the game titles include Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, and Zelda.

Nintendo shares reached a new height about a month back after Pokemon Co, which is a former unit, announced that it is developing a game for Apple’s mobile devices. Going by the report, JPMorgan Chase & Co sent reports to it’s clients saying Nintendo might start making titles for other hardware. The Nintendo shares however, came back to their previous value as soon as Nintendo made it’s own announcement saying that it had no plans to start making game titles for products of other companies.

Nintendo’s plan seems to be to rely on it’s new gaming console Wii U. Also, they are offering their handheld gaming device, the 3DS handheld for discounted prices after it’s poor performance in the market.

Companies like Sega and Atari, who were at one time major players in the gaming console industry, now offer apps on Apple’s App Store. Companies like Sony and Microsoft, who have their own gaming consoles, have brought their services to mobile devices. Sony has services similar to PSP on Android and Microsoft is making available XBox Live on it’s Windows Phones.

Is this an indication towards the times that are to come? Will we see Nintendo offering it’s titles on hardware of other companies like Apple or RIM, or will they come up with their own smart phone to to provide a base for their titles?

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