Pokemon Going Mobile Despite Nintendo’s Disdain for the Platform

on July 10, 2011 4:00 PM

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.

[via Engadget]

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John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.