Pokemon Going Mobile Despite Nintendo's Disdain for the Platform
Ask anybody what company owns the insanely popular and profitable Pokemon franchise and they’ll respond with one word; Nintendo. Not entirely true however, as the Pokemon series expands into every possible medium known to man and Nintendo doesn’t have a hand in all of those markets. As such, they only own about 1/3 of the franchise.
This brings us to today’s news; a Pokemon game is being released for iOS and Android devices despite Nintendo’s persistent lack of interest in the platforms for gaming. The game in question is a card / rhythm hybrid and is likely to not see a release outside of Japan, and despite Nintendo’s stock rising 5% in Japan after the announcement they’re holding firm to their “DGAF” stance on mobile gaming.